Egypt: Mursi Defiant On Constitution Referendum
Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi gave a defiant speech on 6 December refusing to bow to key demands from the liberal/secular opposition. He failed to either annul his constitutional declaration of 22 November, which gave him overarching powers, or to delay/cancel the referendum on the proposed Islamist-tinged constitution, due to take place on 15 December.
Mr Mursi’s defiance came after a week of intense...