Egypt: 98.1 Percent Say "Yes" to Constitution

The High Elections Committee (HEC) announced Saturday in a press conference held at State Information Service (SIS) that the newly drafted national charter was approved by 98.1 percent of voters.

HEC head Nabil Salib said 38.6 percent (20,613,677) of registered voters cast ballots in last week's referendum on the draft constitution, surpassing the 32% turnout of the 2012 constitutional referendum.

The number of 'yes' voters according to Salib was 19,985,389.

53,423,485 Egyptians were registered to vote in the constitution referendum that took place on 14 and 15 January, according to HEC.

Constitutional vote in figures:

Total registered voters: 53, 423,485

Turnout: 20,613,677 (38.6 percent)

Invalid votes: 246,947

Yes: 19,985,389 (98.1 percent)

No: 381,341 (1.9 percent)

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