A man take a picture of a mural of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi and with Arabic words that reads "Leave" on the wall of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Egypt's president cancels decree that sparked protests
Posted : Saturday, 08 December 2012 06:40PM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi canceled a decree which had sparked huge protests by giving him sweeping powers.
But Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood said a referendum on a new constitution would go ahead as planned on December 15 - suggesting the climbdown by Mursi may not be enough to satisfy the opposition.
(Writing by Edmund Blair)
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