Egyptians Favor New Constitution
But another round of voting comes next Saturday
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2012 2:58 PM CST
An Egyptian referendum official counts votes at a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, late Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.   (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

(Newser) – Officials from Egypt's Islamist and liberal movements agree on one thing: Voters narrowly approved the nation's Islamist constitution yesterday on the first of two voting days, reports Reuters. "The referendum was 56.5% for the 'yes' vote," said a top official in the Muslim Brotherhood's party. The opposition had predicted a "no" vote late last night, but changed its tune today after a surprisingly strong "yes" in Alexandria. "I think we lost," said an opposition official. The second round of voting will come next Saturday, with official results to follow.

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right2dave
Dec 17, 2012 2:06 AM CST
Now when they learn to read?
Reader55549798
Dec 16, 2012 9:40 PM CST
That's the thing about spring, sometimes the weather is gray, cold and crappy. There goes the neighborhood!
viva_yo
Dec 16, 2012 8:42 PM CST
Look for a mass exodus from Egypt coming soon.