Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

23 December 2012

Egypt: Minya Results - 83 Percent With the Constitution, 17 Percent Against It

Egypt's new constitution, drafted by Islamist supporters of President Mohamed Morsi, has been approved by 63.8 percent of voters in a two-round ... ( Resource: Egypt Approves Disputed Draft Constitution

Final ballot results show that in Minya 83 percent (760, 704 people) have voted for the new draft constitution while 16.96 percent (155, 390) have voted against it.

The total number of votes in the governorate was 939, 268 with 23, 165 invalid.

The second round of the referendum on Egypt's new constitution took place on Saturday, December 22, whereas the first round took place last Saturday.

The preliminary results of the two-stage referendum show that the majority of Egyptians agree to the controversial charter that was written by an Islamist-dominated assembly.

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