Turnout Low, VP Quits in Egypt Constitution Vote

Vice President Mahmoud Mekki steps down, but it's not clear why

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 22, 2012 2:55 PM CST | Updated Dec 22, 2012 3:38 PM CST

(Newser) – Egyptians voted today in the second and final phase of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution that has polarized the nation, with little indication that the expected passage of the charter will end the political crisis in which the country is mired. Voter turnout was...   Read full story »

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