Egyptians Go to Polls to Vote on New Constitution

Strips out Islamist Islamist language, strengthens military, police, courts


Egyptians voted for the first time since the military ousted president Mohamed Mursi on Tuesday in a constitutional referendum that may set the stage for a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

In a reminder of Islamist opposition to the army-led transition, a supporter of Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood was shot dead during a protest near a polling station in Beni Suef, 110 km (70 miles), south of Cairo. Small protests flared elsewhere.