Morsi: Constitution Has ‘Mistakes’

    In this image released by the Egyptian Presidency and taken late Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, President Mohammed Morsi signs into law the country's Islamist-backed constitution. Egypt's government asked parliament Wednesday to prioritize legislation to organize parliamentary elections, regulate the media and fight corruption as the upper chamber held its first session with temporary new powers granted by the constitution.(AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)

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    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi admitted to “mistakes” during the drafting of the country’s new constitution. In a televised address, Morsi said that there had been “mistakes here and there, and I bear responsibility.” He also called the intense disagreements over the constitution, “a healthy phenomenon” and vowed to respect those who voted against it. “This is their right, because Egypt of the revolution—Egypt’s people and its elected president—can never feel annoyed by active patriotic opposition.” He did not promise any specific concessions, but called on opponents to engage in a national dialogue, which one opposition spokesman dismissed as “a dialogue with himself.”

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