Egypt's opposition alliance calls for protests

Reuters Middle East

CAIRO Dec 2 (Reuters) - Egypt's opposition National

Salvation Front called on Sunday for protests in Cairo's Tahrir

Square and elsewhere on Tuesday against what it called the

country's illegitimate draft constitution.

"The National Salvation Front condemns the irresponsible act

by (President Mohamed Mursi) in calling for a referendum on an

illegitimate constitution that is rejected by a large section of

his people," the opposition alliance group said in a statement,

seen by Reuters, after it had held a meeting.

The alliance comprises leftist, liberal and socialist

parties that have rallied against Mursi's Nov. 22 decree

expanding his powers and shielding them from judicial review.

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