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Egypt constitution vote set for January

By Yousuf Basil, CNN
updated 4:07 AM EST, Sun December 15, 2013
Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour attends the closing session of the Arab and African leaders summit in Kuwait city on November 20.
Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour attends the closing session of the Arab and African leaders summit in Kuwait city on November 20.

(CNN) -- Egypt's referendum on a new constitution will be held January 14-15, the official state-run MENA news agency reported Saturday, citing interim president Adly Mansour.

The draft constitution would ban religious parties and put more power in the hands of the military.

This come months after a military coup in July unseated Islamist leader Mohamed Morsy, the democratically-elected President. The coup touched off a series of protests that ended in violence.

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