- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

At least ten people were killed in clashes Tuesday as Egyptians voted for the first time since the military ousted the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, Reuters has said.

Egyptians voted on a draft constitution that may set the stage for a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The government has billed the legislation as a path to democracy, but has faced fierce resistance from the Brotherhood, which has called for a boycott and protests, Reuters reported.

The clashes erupted within hours of voting Tuesday afternoon. One person was killed outside a polling station in Nahya, Giza, the semiofficial Al-Ahram news agency said, CNN reported.


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Four other people were killed in Upper Egypt’s Sohag governate in a pro-Muslim Brotherhood march, the agency said.

Anticipation of more stable government sent the stock market on Tuesday to its highest level since Morsi’s ouster, Reuters said.

A presidential election could follow as early as April.