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.
Four other people were killed in Upper Egypt’s Sohag governate in a pro-Muslim Brotherhood march, the agency said.
A presidential election could follow as early as April.