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Egypt votes 'yes' on draft charter

2012-12-23 08:09

Cairo - Preliminary results released by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood show that the disputed constitution has received a "yes" majority of more than 70% in the second and final round of voting.

The results, posted on the Brotherhood's website early on Sunday, show that eight of the 25 million Egyptians eligible to vote - a turnout of about 30% - cast their ballots on Saturday.

The referendum was held over two days, on 15 and 22 December.

In the first round, about 56% said "yes" to the charter. The turnout then was about 32%.

The Brotherhood, of which Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hails, has accurately predicted election results in the past by tallying results provided by its representatives at polling centres.

Official results would not be announced for several days.

Comments
  • fpstevens - 2012-12-23 09:06

    That so called constitution was going to pass no matter what.

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-12-23 09:34

    And now the Egyptian people will become prisoners of an islamic terrorist state...

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-12-23 11:29

      Gert, The lunatics from the violent left, are soo confused, of what's been happening in North Africa !!! " an Islamic terrorist state " ?!?!?!?!!? The transition from a dictatorship, to a democracy is a difficult one, but be rest assured, Morsi and the majority of the Egyptians, will get it right !!!

  • Raymon - 2012-12-23 10:04

    Well done! Another Islamist enemy of the Israel and the Wes is born out of their new found, and short lived democracy.

  • Raymon - 2012-12-23 15:32

    I bet they'll all of a sudden discover hieroglyphs of their beloved ‘prophet’ inside the pyramids.

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