Egypt dialogue members recommended new decree by president
CAIRO Dec 9 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi cancelled a decree which had sparked huge protests by giving him sweeping powers.
Politicians and others who took part in a national dialogue convened by Mursi said they recommended that the Islamist leader issue a new decree to replace one that sparked protests.
But the group said a referendum on the new constitution planned for Dec. 15 could not be delayed, the dialogue spokesman, Mohamed Selim al-Awa, told a news conference after the meeting that was boycotted by the main opposition coalition.
He said Egypt's president wanted the opposition to suggest changes to a new constitution.
- Insight: How U.S. spying cost Boeing multibillion-dollar jet contract
- Exclusive: Secret contract tied NSA and security industry pioneer |
- With Fed out of the way, what's next on Wall Street?
- Yemeni al Qaeda says attack on hospital was mistake
- Insight: For Chinese farmers, a rare welcome in Russia's Far East