Full unofficial results of Egypt's constitution referendum: A visual breakdown
Ahram Online presents the unofficial final results of the two phases of the referendum on Egypt's new constitution
Ahmed Feteha, Mohamed Nada , Sunday 23 Dec 2012
After two tiresome election phases, Egypt's contentious draft constitution passed with 64 per cent approval ratings.
Around 10.5 million Egyptians endorsed the bill, a number that is lower than the 13.2 million that voted President Mohamed Morsi into office last summer to serve for a four-year term.
Only three out of 27 governorates saw a majority of 'No' vote. Upper Egypt governorates witnessed the highest approval ratings, with 'Yes' winning by comfortable margins across the board.
The toughest challenge to the new constitution was in the capital city, the largest in Egypt, rejecting the constitution with 57 per cent. The vote in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria came as a surprise to many with 'Yes' winning by 55.6 per cent.
Fayoum governorate, 45 minutes south of Cairo, voted an impressive 89 per cent in favor of the bill. Marsa Matrouh, an established Islamist stronghold, recorded just above six thousand 'No' votes.
Turnover fell to some 32 per cent, well below the 49 per cent seen in the Presidential runoffs back in June.
No governorate saw a turnover above 40 per cent and Upper Egypt's Beni Suef witnessed the highest participation rate at 37.82 per cent.