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Prosecutors ordered an investigation into opposition leaders over allegations that they planned to overthrow the government. An Islamist group in Sinai threatened to launch a crusade against drug use and cigarette smoking. Two ministers resigned over economic reforms.
Egypt's election committee announced that the referendum had approved a new constitution. President Morsi signed the constitution into law. A Freedom and Justice Party official said a cabinet reshuffle is likely.
The Egyptian Army in northern Sinai thwarted an attempt to smuggle rockets into Gaza. Demonstrations were held in Cairo denouncing alleged rigging of the constitutional referendum. Egyptian judges began investigating the allegations.
Egyptian voters approved a new constitution, preliminary results showing 64% voted in favor. Opposition groups claimed election fraud and said that they would continue their protests. An opposition coalition said it would form a single political party.
Egypt's chief public prosecutor, appointed by President Morsi and forced to resign earlier this week by opposition protests, retracted his resignation. The controversy further heightens tensions between Muslim Brotherhood groups and the opposition ahead of Egypt's second round of voting for a new draft constitution.