"This is a regime that's still consolidating itself," said Eric Trager, an analyst at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
"The military is playing a role in guiding policy against the Muslim Brotherhood, which it views as an existential threat."
Article 219 in the constitution passed under Morsi defined the sources of sharia law so narrowly that it was widely regarded as "institutionalized theocracy," Trager
Brotherhood leaders still free in Egypt are unsure whether they will push a boycott of the draft constitution or organize a "no" vote, Trager
The Nour party, which represents the Salafi Islamists who support an Islamic theocracy, participated in the drafting of the new constitution but their leaders may not be able to marshal the support of their rank and file, Trager said.
"There's evidence the rank and file won't support the new constitution," Trager
said, citing a recent conversation with a Nour party member of parliament.