Egypt's Constitution Passes With 63.8% of Vote
Country's election commission denies voting irregularities, certifies tally
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2012 12:23 PM CST
In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 file photo, an Egyptian election worker shows an invalid ballot while counting ballots at the end of the second round of a referendum on a disputed constitution.   (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)

(Newser) – Egypt's controversial proposed constitution has passed its two-part referendum with 63.8% of the vote, the country's election commission said today. The passage is a win for President Mohamed Morsi—whose Islamist allies drafted the constitution, sparking massive street protests—and is right in line with earlier unofficial results offered up by the Muslim Brotherhood, reports the AP. Opponents of the measure, however, have charged that the votes were marred by fraud. Nevertheless, "We have seriously investigated all the complaints," said judge Samir Abu el-Matti of the Supreme Election Committee today, according to Reuters. Official turnout was 32.9%.

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RLM357
Dec 25, 2012 10:46 PM CST
Judging from the Vote Vote Count, Obama's Fraudulent Voting people were absent. Really 138% or 38% more voters than registered in Florida Dade County and other states and they might certify the 2012 U.S. Election?? That in itself is Treason! ~Rick Magee, FL
CCfreediver
Dec 25, 2012 10:13 PM CST
Shortly after the Jewish dispersion caused by the Romans in 70AD, many new Christians fled to Egypt which already had a significant Jewish population. In fact Egypt became a stronghold for early Christianity. This continued until the invasion by Mohammed and his hordes. They slew the Christians and Jews who would not convert at sword's point. Islam is wicked. Period. Look at the rich culture devastated by Islam...the Persians, Babylonians and Egyptians all once had highly evolved cultures. Islam ruined them. Mohammed himself murdered, so when Islamic "fundamentalists/radicals" murder, they are only following in the murderous footsteps of their founder Mohammed. Islam is NOT a peaceful religion. The source of Islam was wicked. Islam is wicked. Pretty simple.
CRITICXTREME
Dec 25, 2012 8:09 PM CST
Love it how some of you people, think these politicians are gods. You were N.U.T.S. to put someone in office with the word "Brotherhood" attached. Then again, there is a Pope in office who is associated with these two words, "Hitler's Youth". Amazing..... These are the type of people who run something good into the ground then disappear in the night.