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Egypt judges' Mursi boycott

Egypt's opposition alliance called for protests to take place throughout country against what it called President Mursi's "illegitimate draft constitution". The country's judges will boycott the Dec.15 referendum and have refused to oversee the vote.

Egypt assembly finalises new constitution

Egypt's Islamist-led constituent assembly has finalised a new constitution and will send it to the president for him to ratify and put to a popular referendum.

Hossam el-Gheriyani, head of the assembly, said:

We have finished working on Egypt's constitution. We will call the president today at a reasonable hour to inform him that the assembly has finished its task and the project of the constitution is completed.

El-Gheriyani added that the next step would be preparing for the referendum which the president will call for.

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