Egyptian Christians leery of constitutional changes
Catholic World News - March 22, 2011
Egyptian Christians voted against proposed changes in their country’s constitution, Reuters reports, because quick elections could lead to the rise of an Islamic government.
The amendments that were presented to voters last Saturday would allow for parliamentary elections in September, followed by a presidential vote in December. Because the regime of the ousted President Mubarak stifled political opposition, no parties are yet organized to contest the election. Therefore the Muslim Brotherhood, which has its own organization, could have a substantial advantage in a quick electoral contest.
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