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UPDATE: Egypt army suspends constitution, calls early vote

Posted: July 3, 2013 12:27 p.m.
Updated: July 3, 2013 12:27 p.m.

An Egyptian opposition protester holds a chairr and knife during a clash between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi in downtown Damietta, Egypt, today. The deadline on the military's ultimatum to President Mohammed Morsi has expired, with 48 hours passing since the time it was issued.

 

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution and called early elections.

The military also announced that embattled President Mohammed Morsi will be replaced.

Cheers erupted among millions of protesters nationwide who were demanding Morsi's ouster.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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