The hometown of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi voted overwhelmingly in favor of the constitution drafted by his opponents, a trend that – according to early results – may be true for villages, towns and cities across the country.
Results from the village of Al-Adwa in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya, where Morsi was born, saw 703 approve the charter, while 36 rejected it and another 25 spoilt their ballot papers, reported Al-Ahram's Arabic news website.
Morsi won the 2012 presidency by a slight percentage, but lost by a small margin in Sharqiya to his opponent, Ahmed Shafiq, a minister in the era of overthrown leader Hosni Mubarak.
During the 2012 constitutional poll, over 3200 voters from the Delta governorate approved the Muslim Brotherhood-drafted charter while a little over 150 rejected it.
The Muslim Brotherhood-led National Alliance in Support of Legitimacy (NASL), the main coalition backing Morsi and holding near-daily demonstrations against the interim government and military, called for its supporters to boycott the polls.
Official results will be declared in two days, according to the Supreme Electoral Committee.