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A Look at Egypt's Draft Constitution

Egypt's constituent assembly has quietly produced another constituional draft over the weekend. Bassem Sabry outlines the document's changes, which include apparent limitations on the scope of religious freedoms. Neither Salafists nor liberals are pleased with the draft, but its ambiguity will make it tough to challenge, he writes.
Abd Elrahman Elbar (L) and Saeed Abd Elazeem (2nd L), members of the committee drafting Egypt's new constitution, speak at the Shura Council in Cairo September 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS)

After much hype, we were finally introduced a bit more than a week ago to the official first draft of Egypt's post-revolution constitution.

No, wait. That is actually sort of incorrect. After that draft was presented to media and found its way all over news websites, the constituent assembly quietly introduced another draft over the weekend, to the reported surprise and dismay of some of the assembly's members. 

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