Egypt Approves Constitution in Low Turnout


Egyptians have approved their new constitution by a margin of nearly two votes in favour to one against, but only a third of voters took part in the referendum.
  • Egypt:  Constitution Approved in Low Turnout

    Aswat Masriya, 25 December 2012

    About 33 percent of all eligible voters cast their vote in Egypt's constitution referendum, head of the commission overseeing the referendum Judge Samir Abul Maati said on Tuesday. read more »

  • Egypt:  New Constitution Approved

    Cameroon Tribune, 25 December 2012

    Final results of Egypt's 2012 draft constitution were released yesterday, December 25, 2012 by the country's Higher Electoral Commission, showing an approval rate of over 63 per ... read more »

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Egyptian electoral commission supervisors and judges count votes at a polling station.

  • Egypt:  Late Opening of Polling Stations in Many Egyptian Governorates

    Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, 22 December 2012

    An estimated 25.5 million voters - out of a total 51.3 million - in 17 Egyptian governorates are expected to head to the polls today, December 22, 2012, in the second phase of the ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Electoral Bribery Emerges

    Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, 22 December 2012

    On December 22, 2012, voting in the second phase of the national referendum on the country's first post-uprising draft constitution continued in the shadow of electoral bribery ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Revolving Door 'Ballot' Appeared in Minia

    Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, 22 December 2012

    On December 22, 2012, voting in the second phase of the national referendum on the country's first post-uprising draft constitution continued in the shadow of electoral bribery ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Vote 'Yes' for Victory of Islam

    Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, 22 December 2012

    On December 22, 2012, voting in the second phase of the national referendum on the country's first post-uprising draft constitution continued in the shadow of electoral violations ... read more »

  • Egypt:  FJP Deputy - a New Era to Begin After Referendum

    Aswat Masriya, 22 December 2012

    Deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), Essam al-Erian, said on Saturday that the results of the referendum will reveal the deliberate distortion ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Latest Developments in Egypt's Constitutional Referendum

    Aswat Masriya, 22 December 2012

    Egyptians are still casting their votes on Saturday in the referendum's final round on the country's new constitution in 17 governorates. read more »

Voters wait to vote at a polling station in Qaliobeya, 40 kilometers north of Cairo.

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