Egyptians abroad, seen here in the Egyptian Embassy in Dubai, have begun voting today ahead of a countrywide referendum on Saturday, on the new constitution that President Mohamed Mursi fast-tracked through an Islamist-dominated drafting assembly.

Meanwhile in Egypt protestors took to the street in Cairo to protest against the upcoming referendum. This Cairo protestor spoke out saying

"There hasn't been a consensus on the constitution. Why do you think we are divided and Egyptians are now killing each other. It's because as a president he was not just. He is very confused, he has many issues, many decisions and took them back. We can't boycott, we must all go to say no to the referendum."

Although the President made concessions last Saturday, cancelling the new constitutional declaration the opposition refused to make any compromise saying that 90% of judges would not supervise the referendum.

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