Egypt puts off early voting on charter as Morsi budges

Posted: December 8, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.

With tanks guarding the perimeter, protesters gather Friday near Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s presidential palace. Opposition leaders have called for an ongoing sit-in at the palace.

Egypt postponed early voting on a contentious draft constitution, and aides to President Mohammed Morsi floated the possibility of canceling the whole referendum in the first signs Friday that the Islamic leader is finally yielding to days of protests and deadly street fighting.

Egypt Protesters March on Palace

In Egypt, large crowds of opponents of President Mohammed Morsi marched on his palace to increase pressure after he rejected their demands. The two camps in the country's divide appeared at a deadlock. (By AP)
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