At least ten people were killed in clashes Tuesday as Egyptians voted for the first time since the military ousted the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, Reuters has said.
Egyptians voted on a draft constitution that may set the stage for a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The government has billed the legislation as a path to democracy, but has faced fierce resistance from the Brotherhood, which has called for a boycott and protests, Reuters reported.
The clashes erupted within hours of voting Tuesday afternoon. One person was killed outside a polling station in Nahya, Giza, the semiofficial Al-Ahram news agency said, CNN reported.
Four other people were killed in Upper Egypt’s Sohag governate in a pro-Muslim Brotherhood march, the agency said.
Anticipation of more stable government sent the stock market on Tuesday to its highest level since Morsi’s ouster, Reuters said.
A presidential election could follow as early as April.
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