The draft being voted on this weekend is largely based on Egypt's old constitution. However, there are some key differences in terms of women's rights and the document's Islamic influence.
Egyptians are voting in a controversial constitutional referendum. It is the first time the country has voted since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in a military-backed coup last July.
Libyans will vote Thursday on a constitutional assembly. But observers doubt whether a new constitution will bring sufficient stability to the crisis-ridden North African country.
State sources in Egypt have said that partial results indicate clear support for the country's latest constitution. This paper's main opponents, the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, had advocated boycotting the ballot.
A new song posted online this week entitled "We want you," sings the praises of Egypt’s military commander Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, while a lawsuit filed by a former politician demands that he run for the presidency.
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