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Even though the constitution passed in a referendum, the opposition has vowed to keep fighting it. They say it enshrines Islamic law in Egypt, undermines rights of minorities and women, and restricts freedoms.

Mr. Morsi and Brotherhood officials accused the opposition of working to undermine the president’s legitimacy, and accused former regime officials of working to topple him.

Although he reached out to the opposition for reconciliation, Mr. Morsi did not offer any concessions in his speech Wednesday calling for a dialogue.