Amid continued unrest, Egypt's president sets vote for constitution referendum
A man holds up a picture of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy during an Islamist-led rally Saturday in Cairo supporting Morsy.
December 1st, 2012
04:42 PM ET

Amid continued unrest, Egypt's president sets vote for constitution referendum

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy on Saturday announced a December 15 referendum date on what could become the nation's constitution, shortly it was presented to him by the Islamist-dominated assembly that crafted it.

While his supporters cheered the move, there was little indication the vote or anything Morsy said would placate the opposition.

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  1. Philip

    Where is the outcry? This Egyptian leader is doing things the last one NEVER could have gotten-away with. Hillary? Where is the State Department? an emected official is morphing-into another dictator right b4 your very eyes! Which begs the question: how many democracies have been taken-down by the West in favor of dictatorships?
    If it would help this investigation, would you be willing to go off your meds?

    December 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Portland tony

    EVERY new constitutional government stumbles and flails before they get it right. If you read US history, you know that ours was not adopted any differently. While one may not agree with the concept of a religion based secular state, it's their nation and their beliefs that will determine
    which principles their government will adhere to, it's not up to the outside world to condemn threm!

    December 2, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Join the Capitals fun"

    woof

    December 2, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. chrissy

    Hurray for the ONE person who single handedly destroyed a national blog site, and to those that not allowed it but encouraged it to happen! RIP TJI! Que sara, sara!

    December 2, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. chrissy

    meant to say not *only* allowed it....

    December 2, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Hide Behind

    QUE SARA SARA ,WHATEVER WILL BE WILL BE: WHAT EVER CNN WANTS YOU TO SEE.
    What we got from newscaston any actions in middle east to the arab spring democracy movement from our so called media news was no more than what policy wonks in dc said was news or not, has nothing to do with truth.
    LEST we forget man in office was chosen by US ( Hillary and her State Department of military affairs and Multiple undersecretarys of state Knobheads) and then present and are still present military financial interest

    December 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Amazing how these stories "linger", for two days at the end of the week. Either news doesn't happen on Saturdays and Sundays (unbelievable), or CNN doesn't want thier writers at work so they don't have to pay overtime (cronie capatalists).

    December 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Hide Behind

    WHAT EXECUTIVE BRANCH RECIEVES THE MOST LOBBYIST?
    WHAT BRANCH OF EXECUTIVE HAS A SEPERATE MILITARY FORCE AND EMPLOYS A CIVILIAN MILITARY FORCE THAT IN COST AND NUMBERS OF EMPLOYED ARE 9TH LARGEST IN WORLD?
    WHAT BRANCH OF EXECUTIVE HAS A BUDGET WHERE 30 % IS OFF THE BOOKS AND HAS HIGHEST COST PER EMPLOYEE OF ANY BUREAUCRACY IN WORLD? ONE WHERE 6 FIGURED INCOMES ARE SUPPORTED BY 6 FIGURED BENEFIT AND COST OF SUPPORTING ALMOST ALL PAID FOR BY THAT BUDGET?
    WHAT BRANCH CAN WIPE OUT 20,000 OR MORE JOBS IN US AND NOT HAVE TO TELL AMERICANS WHY THEYARE UNEMPLOYED?
    ASK HILLARY!

    December 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Hide Behind

    Why and how come are so many university educators paid six figure incomes as consultants to state military and judicial branches when they are already being paid 6 figure incomes by the universitys that employ them?
    HOW COME women will be the ones who will suffer the most and are gah gahed by his every smile at the guy who will infict the pain, by all the Social Security and medicare , education, job opportunity loss cost in the future?
    Couldit be because they are women.
    Democracy is sweet if you can afford it
    Where are the females in this holy crusade for democracy in Egypt?
    Seen or heard from them at all?
    I mean the ones in Egypt and not the knobheads beneath Hillary in DC.

    December 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Portland tony

    Going a bit off thread, Huh! Just remember before denigrating "Hillary"'s performance at State....That she carries out Mr Obama and his security council's policies... period. You may not like her personally, but every word, every policy statement, her every political move irepresentives the position of her boss!

    December 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Portland tony

      That's ..."represents"

      December 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    We have seen Morsi to be a fighter but I do not think that he has ambitions of lifetime rule. He does though seem adamant on getting a constitutuion aligned with his ideology. However the opposition is equally adamant and we see the two moving towards confrontation which would spell trouble for the country.
    What needs to be done at home is to grasp the changing dynamics and sentiment on the ground in a fast changing world and mold our policies to flow with them to our interest.

    December 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. saywhat

    good morning folks.
    Not being able to post.

    December 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. saywhat

    That Morsi is a fighter, we have seen. He will strive to get a constitution that is aligned with his ideology. The opposition is equally adamant. Confrontation looms which spells trouble for the country and the democratic process.

    December 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. saywhat

    Since early morning.

    December 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. saywhat

    Why these snippets go thru not the comments. Anybody's guess.

    December 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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