According to partial results, a third of the country approved constitutional changes which include increasing civil liberties. The early results also showed turnout as high as 70% at some polling centres. Final results are expected later Sunday.
AP - Partial results from a third of Egypt’s provinces Sunday showed massive turnout and a vote overwhelmingly in favor of constitutional changes that eliminate restrictions on political rights and civil liberties.
Voters have their say
The first test of Egypt’s transition to democracy offered ominous hints of widening sectarian division, however.
The Brotherhood, which has strongly campaigned for the adoption of the changes, advocates the installment of an Islamic government in Egypt. The ambivalence of its position on what role women and minority Christians play under their hoped-for Islamic government - like whether they could run for president or be judges - worry large segments of society.
Date created : 2011-03-20