Egypt Constitution Vote Boosts Army Chief's Presidential Prospects

Only serious candidate


Egypt's new constitution was overwhelmingly approved in a referendum, state media reported on Thursday, an expected victory that nudges army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ever closer to a bid for the presidency. 

The vote advances a transition plan the army unveiled after deposing Islamist president Mohammed Morsi last July. The next step is expected to be a presidential election for which Sisi, 59, appears the only serious candidate.