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Islamist-leaning constitution roiling Egypt
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/9/2012 6:32:19 PM

Cairo - President Mohammed Morsi is unlikely to worry if Egypt´s Islamist-leaning draft constitution passes by only a small margin in a Dec. 15 referendum, since he and his backers tout his 51 percent election victory in June as a "popular mandate" that is beyond any challenge. Still, an idea taking root among many secular Egyptians is that a constitution requires a reasonable degree of consensus to qualify as a charter for all - and that it is fundamentally illegitimate to ram one through by a simple majority despite opposition from key sectors of society that oppose giving religion such a major role

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51% means he can turn the country completely upside-down. Sounds familiar.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: norcalvet, 12/9/2012 7:15:00 PM     (No. 9056917)

Wow! AP gets what´s happening in Egypt, but basically the same thing happening here??? Pfffttt. Not a chance.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lanczos, 12/9/2012 7:17:06 PM     (No. 9056919)

In a "democracy", 50.000001% = TOTAL TYRANNY. Good luck Egyptians - you will need it.

Allah knows that the Former-USA-Now-USSA is not going to give you freedom-seekers a shred of support.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Curmudgeon1, 12/9/2012 8:03:26 PM     (No. 9056962)

´We´ve got to pass this so we can find out what´s in it ...´

And wait until you find out what´s in it!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Tusker, 12/9/2012 8:25:58 PM     (No. 9056988)

He thinks he´s Bow-Boy!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 12/9/2012 8:31:36 PM     (No. 9056990)

Any interviews with Coptic Christians?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/10/2012 10:12:14 AM     (No. 9057570)

Once again Pure Democracy is 3 wolves and 2 lambs deciding what to have for lunch!

You folks might want to make travel plans to elsewhere...it doesn´t look good for you there. So much for the Arab Spring...a spring in your step as you are shoved off a gangplank.

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