Egypt referendum seen in December: official

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Posted: Nov 26, 2013 10:44 AM
Egypt referendum seen in December: official

CAIRO (Reuters) - A referendum on Egypt's amended constitution will be held in December, the spokesman of the constituent assembly said on Tuesday, an important step towards elections.

"The referendum will be held before the end of (December)," Mohamed Salmawy said. That contradicts comments made by Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi who said on Sunday the referendum would be held in the second half of January.

(Reporting By Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)