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Morsi rescinds powers, but constitution vote to be held

CAIRO (AP) — Members of a presidential national dialogue committee recommended Saturday that a referendum on a disputed constitution be held on schedule but that the president rescinds some powers he had given himself.

The statement came after a meeting that was boycotted by the main opposition leaders who had protested the referendum. It did not suggest that President Mohammed Morsi meet demands for the Dec. 15 vote to be canceled.

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