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Egypt's constitutional panel holds final meeting after adopting a new draft

  • Egyptian security forces detain one of the protesters demonstrating against the government in Talaat Harb Square in Cairo on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Police on Sunday used heavy tear gas to clear hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square shortly after they took over the plaza. (AP Photo/El Shorouk newspaper, Ahmed Abd El Latif) EGYPT OUT

    Egyptian security forces detain one of the protesters demonstrating against the government in Talaat Harb Square in Cairo on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Police on Sunday used heavy tear gas to clear hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square shortly after they took over the plaza. (AP Photo/El Shorouk newspaper, Ahmed Abd El Latif) EGYPT OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptian security forces try to disperse protesters demonstrating against the government on a street off Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Police on Sunday used heavy tear gas to clear hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square shortly after they took over the plaza. (AP Photo/El Shorouk newspaper, Ahmed Abd El Latif) EGYPT OUT

    Egyptian security forces try to disperse protesters demonstrating against the government on a street off Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Police on Sunday used heavy tear gas to clear hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square shortly after they took over the plaza. (AP Photo/El Shorouk newspaper, Ahmed Abd El Latif) EGYPT OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptian security forces close Tahrir Square dispersing protesters demonstrating against the government in Cairo's famed square on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Police on Sunday used heavy tear gas to clear hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square shortly after they took over the plaza. (AP Photo/El Shorouk newspaper, Ahmed Abd El Latif) EGYPT OUT

    Egyptian security forces close Tahrir Square dispersing protesters demonstrating against the government in Cairo's famed square on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Police on Sunday used heavy tear gas to clear hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square shortly after they took over the plaza. (AP Photo/El Shorouk newspaper, Ahmed Abd El Latif) EGYPT OUT  (The Associated Press)

A panel that amended a constitution drafted under now-ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi is holding a final meeting before it hands over the final draft to Egypt's interim president.

An upbeat mood prevailed in Monday's meeting, with members of the panel picked by the military-backed government praising the document as historic and a reflection of Egyptians' hopes.

The draft will be handed Tuesday to interim president Adly Mansour, who will set a date for a referendum on the charter.

The draft calls for elections, parliamentary or presidential, within 90 days after the adoption of the constitution. The other election should be held up to six months later.

The charter requires presidents to declare their financial assets annually, and empowers lawmakers to vote out an elected president with a two-third majority.