90% support Egypt's new constitution, officials claim

The ballot count so far from Egypt’s referendum on a new constitution shows an overwhelming majority has endorsed the draft charter, a senior Egyptian election official says.

90% support Egypt's new constitution, officials claim

The ballot count so far from Egypt’s referendum on a new constitution shows an overwhelming majority has endorsed the draft charter, a senior Egyptian election official says.

He said unofficial results, after most of ballots have been counted, indicate that more than 90% of the voters said “yes” to the constitution.

The official declined to give an estimate on the final turnout.

The vote held on Tuesday and yesterday, is a milestone for Egypt’s interim government, installed by the military after the ousting last July of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood has boycotted the referendum.

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