Conflict Erupts in Egypt After Vote

    Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi waves to his supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on November 23, 2012. Thousands of ecstatic supporters of Morsi gathered outside the presidential palace to defend their leader against accusations from rival protesters that he has become a dictator.  AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Egypt’s President Morsi may have annulled his controversial power-granting decree, but the dust has far from settled. Following an unusually peaceful day in Egypt Saturday, as voters headed to the polls, conflict erupted Sunday afternoon as anger over the new constitution spread. The Muslim Brotherhood, on the other hand, appeared elated, praising the “political maturity” of the voters and claiming 57 percent of the first round ballots in favor of the new constitution. Opposition leaders disagree, calling the vote irregular and too small a pool to accurately represent the populus. The second round of voting is scheduled for next Saturday.

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