Incitement fears for Egypt opposition

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Egypt’s top prosecutor has ordered an investigation into claims that opposition leaders tried to incite the overthrow of Egypt’s first elected president, Mohammed Morsi.

A judge will investigate after a report accused Mohammed ElBaradei, Nobel Prize winner and former head of the UN nuclear agency, with Amr Moussa, former foreign minister and Hamdeen Sabahi, a former presidential candidate, of inciting the President’s overthrow after a series of presidential decrees granted Mr Morsi and the committee drafting the disputed constitution immunity from judicial oversight.

The announcement came after the election commission said the constitution passed with a 63.8 per cent “yes” in a referendum but with less than a third of the electorate actually voting.

The constitution has been heavily influenced by Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and critics claim it will usher in Islamic rule.