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    the New York Times reports that most secular members and representatives of the Coptic church have walked out of the Constitutional Assembly? That doesn't indicate they are in a coalition supporting Morsi.

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      Kane in CA

      Egypt is writing a new constitution, it was due to be finished in December, but it has been hampered by lawsuits and judicial decisions on the membership of the assembly tasked with writing the constitution.   Old laws on the books ban the MB from politics, Morsi wants to stack the assembly with more MB types, and the seculars, progressives and the Copts are concerned that Morsi will use his powers to stack the assembly with Islamists

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