Date: Thursday, 13-December-2012, 6:58 AM | Message # 1
Overseas voting is underway for the referendum on Egypt's draft constitution, three days before polling stations open back home.
The Egyptian consulate in Dubai like many others around the world has been turned into a polling station to allow expats to cast their ballot.
Voting in Egypt will take place over two days, December 15 and 22. The opposition has called on Egyptians to vote 'no' in the referendum, saying the draft has been rushed and is too Islamist.
But one protester in Cairo on Wednesday claims the draft will be what the majority of Egyptians want: "We (Islamists) took the majority through the same democratic means that they called for. Now they are trying to turn against that and the country will become chaotic. If they (protest) today then tomorrow we will (protest) even more. But let's wait for the results and accept them if we want to build Egypt together."
An opposition protester thinks the vote is about more than just the constitution: "We are in a revolution. It's not about the results of the referendum. The revolution continues on all streets to reject this tyranny."
The Egyptian military postponed national unity talks to try to defuse the crisis on Wednesday. Opponents of President Mohamed Mursi had been expected to take part.
They boycotted an earlier reconciliation meeting called at the weekend.