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Egypt constitution approved with 63.8 pc support

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Updated: December 25, 2012, 11:37 PM IST
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Egypt constitution approved with 63.8 pc support
The result, which followed votes held on December 15 and on December 22, matched an earlier unofficial tally given by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

Cairo: Egypt's new constitution, drafted by Islamist supporters of President Mohamed Morsi, has been approved by 63.8 per cent of voters in a two-round referendum, the supreme election committee said on Tuesday.

The result, which followed votes held on December 15 and on December 22, matched an earlier unofficial tally given by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

"We have seriously investigated all the complaints," judge Samir Abu el-Matti of the Supreme Election Committee told a news conference. The final official turnout was 32.9 per cent.

First Published: December 25, 2012, 11:37 PM IST
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