Egypt's president cancels decree that sparked protests

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Posted: Dec 08, 2012 6:40 PM
Egypt's president cancels decree that sparked protests

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)