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Egypt opposition leader calls constitution illegitimate

CAIRO — One of Egypt’s top opposition leaders pledged continued resistance Monday to his country’s Islamist-oriented constitution even if it is declared to have passed, contending that the process was fundamentally illegitimate.

Unofficial tallies say nearly two-thirds voted in favor of the draft constitution, but turnout was so low that opponents are arguing that the vote should be discounted.

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