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Head of committee overseeing Egypt constitution referendum resigns
The general secretary of the committee that will oversee the 15 December constitution referendum steps down following Wednesday’s clashes
Ahram Online, Wednesday 5 Dec 2012
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Zaghloul El-Balshi
The general secretary of the committee Zaghloul El-Balshi

Zaghloul El-Balshi, the general secretary of the constitution referendum supreme committee, resigned on Wednesday less than two days after he was appointed by President Mohamed Morsi following the clashes that erupted between supporters and opponents of Morsi.

“I will not participate in a referendum that spilled Egyptian blood,” El-Balshi said in a television interview in the late hours of Wednesday evening.

An afternoon attack by Morsi supporters against anti-Morsi protesters, who began a sit-in in front of the presidential palace on Tuesday, has sparked clashes that left more than 126 injured.

Protesters want Morsi to revoke a controversial decree that shields his decision from judicial review. They also demand that he cancels the referendum on a new-draft constitution, slated for 15 December.

“I call on Morsi to cancel the constitutional declaration immediately,” El-Balshi added.



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WOW
06-12-2012 10:23pm
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So happy to see this!
This shows that Egypt is not in dictatorship anymore! People come first, even before the President. When he is wrong, his workers....actually country workers have to stand up and stop him! BRAVO!!
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Mohamed Elsayed
06-12-2012 12:50pm
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Well done
Mr. El-Balshy has taken the right decision at the right time.
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