Mahmoud Mekki
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Egypt vice-president resigns on final day of referendum

Egypt's vice-president has announced his resignation, on the day the country completes its voting in a controversial referendum on a draft constitution.

In the nation's latest political upheaval, Mahmoud Mekki, appointed in August, said he had realised the role did not suit his background as a judge.

Egyptians are voting in the second leg of the referendum, which is widely expected to approve the draft.

However, opponents say this will not end the country's unrest.

The BBC's Bethany Bell reports.

  • 22 Dec 2012
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