Egypt: Pope Tawadros II Urges Egyptians to Vote in Referendum

Egyptians have voted in the first round of a referendum on the country's draft constitution. The vote will be broken up over two rounds, with the ... ( Resource: Polls Close in Egypt Constitution Referendum

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese urged all Egyptians to take part in a public referendum on the nation's new constitution, scheduled to start on Saturday 15/12/2012.

Citizens must exercise their rights and express their opinion on the new referendum, the pope said in a statement issued Thursday night.

On the other hand, said Hisham Ra'of Chairman of the Chamber of the Ministry of Justice for following the referendum said that the delay of work in some polling stations was due to road congestion and transportation leading to such polling stations.

These reasons caused delay in the arrival of some judges to the polling stations.

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