Egypt's Constitutional Referendum Under Way


Voters in the diaspora have turned out in large numbers the government says, as the country prepares to vote on a new constitution after the ouster of President Mohamed Mursi by the army in July 2013.
  • Egypt:  Referendum Draws High Turnout Abroad

    Egypt State Information Service, 12 January 2014

    Egyptian expatriates kept flocking for the fifth and last voting day to polling stations at diplomatic missions to give their opinion about the draft constitution. read more »

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  • Egypt:  El-Sissi Says He Could Seek Egypt Presidency By 'Popular Demand'

    Deutsche Welle, 11 January 2014

    Egypt's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, has said he would be interested in running for president if there was "popular demand." The army chief orchestrated the coup that ousted ... read more »

  • Egypt:  What Egypt's New Constitution Says

    Aswat Masriya, 11 January 2014

    Egyptians will vote on a new constitution on Tuesday. Below are the articles concerned with the rights, freedoms and duties of citizens in this new constitution: read more »

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  • Egypt:  SIS - Voting of Egyptian Expatriates in Referendum Moves Smoothly

    Egypt State Information Service, 11 January 2014

    Reports coming in from the High Elections Commission (HEC) indicate that voting of Egyptian expatriates in the referendum on the new constitution is moving smoothly. Up to 39,000 ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Constitution Outlines Powers of President - Moussa

    Egypt State Information Service, 11 January 2014

    As many as 400 factories of the Egyptian Manufacturers Association have voiced their support to the 2013 Constitution, stressing the necessity of voting "yes" in the upcoming ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Egyptian Expats to Finish Voting On Constitution Sunday

    Aswat Masriya, 12 January 2014

    Egyptians living abroad have until 9 p.m. (according to each country's local time) on Sunday to vote on the new constitution. read more »

  • Egypt:  Positive Turnout for Egyptians' Voting On Constitution in Rome, Milan

    Egypt State Information Service, 10 January 2014

    Casting ballots in the referendum on the new Egyptian constitution continued on Friday for the third consecutive day at the headquarters of the Egyptian Embassy in Rome and the ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Military Leader Calls on Voters to Decide on New Constitution

    Egypt State Information Service, 11 January 2014

    First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi called on the Egyptians to shoulder their responsibility and take part powerfully in the upcoming ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Citizens to Vote on New Constitution

    Aswat Masriya, 11 January 2014

    Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said that Egypt is on the verge of a milestone as it awaits a referendum on a new constitution. read more »

  • Egypt:  PM Says People Must Take Part in Referendum

    Egypt State Information Service, 10 January 2014

    Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawy stressed that the people should participate in the coming referendum on the draft constitution. He said that citizens should exercise their rights ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Egyptians Abroad Vote on New Constitution

    Egypt State Information Service, 8 January 2014

    Egyptians living abroad in 161 countries started to cast their votes on Wednesday 8/1/2014 on the new constitution referendum. read more »

  • Egypt:  Pro-Mursi Alliance Calls for Week-Long Protests

    Aswat Masriya, 9 January 2014

    The National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy has called on its supporters to rally every day during the next week to fail the referendum. read more »

  • Egypt:  Interior Ministry - Army, Police Have Tight Plan to Secure Referendum

    Aswat Masriya, 9 January 2014

    Egypt's Interior Minister has said that the police and the army have made plans to secure the constitutional referendum scheduled for 14 and 15 January. read more »

  • Egypt:  HEC Enforces Strict Regulations for Egyptian Non-Resident Voters

    Egypt State Information Service, 9 January 2014

    The Higher Elections Committee (HEC) enforced strict regulations to govern the balloting of Egyptian non-resident voters in the referendum on the constitution, to take place on ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Public Servants to Work On Referendum Days - Egypt Govt

    Aswat Masriya, 8 January 2014

    January 14 and 15, on which Egyptians will vote on a new constitution, are not days off for civil servants, the government's media advisor Sherif Shawky said. read more »

  • Egypt:  Egypt Expats Vote On Constitution Starting Wednesday

    Aswat Masriya, 8 January 2014

    Egyptians who live abroad started casting their vote on the constitution on Wednesday from nine am according to each country's local time. read more »

Protests (file photo).

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