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Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, seen here in March before taking office, speaks to an electoral observer as he casts his vote in Cairo during a referendum on constitutional amendments. Mr. Sharaf now favors postponing parliamentary elections scheduled for September until a new constitution is drafted.

Associated Press Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, seen here in March before taking office, speaks to an electoral observer as he casts his vote in Cairo during a referendum on constitutional amendments. Mr. Sharaf now favors postponing parliamentary elections scheduled for September until a new constitution is drafted.

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