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Morsi's hometown approves constitution by almost 95%

Less than 6 percent of voters in the hometown of ousted president Mohamed Morsi reject the 2014 constitution

Ahram Online , Wednesday 15 Jan 2014
Posters reading "leave" plaster a roundabout in the Nile Delta's Sharqiya, Morsi's home governorate, June 2013, (Photo: Gregg Carlstrom).
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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.


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16-01-2014 12:31am
whatwas the turnout? 2% or 3%
I understnd that 90% of Egyptians boycotted this sham process.
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