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Egypt crisis: Assembly rushes to finish constitution

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Cairo: The assembly writing a new Egyptian constitution says it hopes to vote on a draft version as early as Thursday, BBC reported.

The news came as the constitutional court indicated it would rule on Sunday whether to dissolve the assembly.

Egypt's judiciary is in a stand-off with President Mohammed Mursi and his Islamist supporters, after Mursi last week issued a decree granting himself sweeping new powers.

The decree has sparked huge protests across the country.

As those protests continued on Wednesday, officials at the constituent assembly said it was finishing its draft constitution, even though Mursi had recently extended its deadline to complete the work until February.

A vote was expected on Thursday, state media reported.

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