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Egypt Military Wins Big With Overwhelming Support for New Constitution

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Egyptian military personnel. Photo: wiki commons.

Los Angeles Times – CAIRO – Unofficial partial results Thursday indicated that Egypt’s new constitution was approved by 98% of voters, a lopsided margin reminiscent of elections that were held prior to the uprising against Hosni Mubarak three years ago.

The military-backed interim government had campaigned vigorously for approval of the rewritten charter, while the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist movement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, had called for a boycott of the two-day vote.

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