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Egypt delays early voting in disputed referendum

- Associated Press - Friday, December 7, 2012

CAIRO — The head of Egypt's election committee says the planned voting of Egyptians who live abroad on a disputed draft constitution has been postponed.

Friday's announcement could signal an attempt by President Mohammed Morsi to give a room for negotiations with the opposition, which is demanding the cancellation of the whole referendum set for a nationwide vote on Dec. 15.

Ismail Hamdi says that the weeklong expatriate voting, which had been due to begin Saturday, will begin Wednesday instead.

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