Egyptians will have the ‘day off’ to vote on constitution
Hatem Maher, Sunday 13 Mar 2011
The Supreme Council of Armed Forces announces that the day of the constitutional ‎referendum will be a public holiday

Egyptians will take Saturday, 19 March, off in order to cast their votes in the anticipated constitutional referendum, a spokesman of the supreme military committee spokesman announced on Sunday.

Citizens will vote whether to approve the constitutional amendment by a simple “yes” or “no,” which are designed to pave the way for free presidential elections.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is running Egypt on a temporary basis, along with a newly formed transitional government after former president Hosni Mubarak stepped down on 11 February.