Military takes control of Egypt’s security in run-up to referendum

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The military has assumed responsibility for security and protecting state institutions in Egypt until the results of a constitutional referendum on December 15.

The army took up the task in line with a decree a day earlier from President Mohammed Morsi.

The presidential edict orders the military and police to jointly maintain security in the run-up to Saturday’s vote on the disputed charter that was hurriedly approved last month by a panel dominated by the president’s Islamist allies.


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