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Sunday, 02 December 2012 - 7:53
Egypt to hold December referendum on new constitution.
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President Mohammed Morsi has said Egypt's new draft constitution will be put to a referendum on 15th December.

He made the announcement before the Islamist-dominated constituent assembly, which rushed to approve the document earlier in the week.

Both the draft constitution and a recent decree giving Morsi sweeping new powers have prompted widespread protests by opponents of the president.

However, his Islamist supporters held their own demonstrations on Saturday.

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