Referendum to leave Egyptians divided

17.12.2012                      04.Tewet. 5773

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Referendum to leave Egyptians divided

Given that the vote is so close, it’s likely to increase the state of polarization in the country.

A slight majority of Egyptians have voted in favor of a new constitution shaped by Islamists, in the first round of voting in a two-stage referendum that will be completed next week. Widely accepted estimates hold that about 56 percent of those voting were in favor of the new constitution, evincing the degree of divide in the country and indicating that Egypt is likely to face an increasingly rocky period ahead….