Egypt draft constitution adopted, goes to referendum

Egypt's constituent assembly has adopted a draft constitution that will be put to a referendum. 

The chairman of the assembly, Hossam el-Ghiriani, said the text, which is adopted unanimously, is to be sent to President Mohamed Morsi and a referendum will be held in two weeks. 

The opposition, which has mobilised unprecedented rallies since Mr Morsi assumed broad powers last week, accuses the president and allies in the constituent assembly of railroading the charter through for a quick referendum.

The constitution will replace the one suspended after former president Hosni Mubarak's overthrow in early 2011.