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Analysts Note Serious Problems in Egyptian Constitutioni
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December 21, 2012 10:12 PM
Egyptians are expected to approve their new constitution in a final round of voting on Saturday. Liberal opponents say the document opens the door to abuse of democratic freedoms by whoever is in power -- currently the Islamists. The Islamists, who controlled the drafting process, dismiss such concerns, saying the document will bring stability and progress after two years of political turmoil. VOA's Al Pessin in Cairo spoke to constitutional experts to try to sort through the controversy.

Analysts Note Serious Problems in Egyptian Constitution

Published December 21, 2012

Egyptians are expected to approve their new constitution in a final round of voting on Saturday. Liberal opponents say the document opens the door to abuse of democratic freedoms by whoever is in power -- currently the Islamists. The Islamists, who controlled the drafting process, dismiss such concerns, saying the document will bring stability and progress after two years of political turmoil. VOA's Al Pessin in Cairo spoke to constitutional experts to try to sort through the controversy.