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December 22, 2012 8:11 pm

Early Indications Show Islamist-Drafted Constitution Will Pass in Egypt

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Three fingers dyed pink after voting in an Egyptian constitutional referendum. Photo: Wikipedia.

Reuters – Early indications showed Egyptians approved an Islamist-drafted constitution after Saturday’s final round of voting in a referendum despite opposition criticism of the measure as divisive.

An official from the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party, which backs Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, said that after nearly 4 million votes had been counted there was a majority of 74 percent in favor of the constitution.

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