Egypt

Egyptians Go to Polls to Vote on New Constitution

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

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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.