Cairo, 10 Safar 1434/24 December 2012 (MINA) – The Muslim Brotherhood said after the second stage of voting ended on Saturday (22/12), unofficial results said about 64 percent of voters supported the constitutional referendum Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy.
Morsy’s supporters said the constitution is very important for the democracy transition, after nearly two years the people rebelled and tried to oust Hosni Mubarak, according to Egypt Independent reports received by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA) on Monday (24/12).
The supporters also believes the constitution will provide the stability needed to help the fragile economy in Egypt.
Egyptian rival camp confirmed and stated that the constitution had been approved by a majority of the Egyptian people.
As the second stage of constitutional referendum ballot, an opposition told Reuters their unofficial count showed “yes” to the constitution.
“According to our calculations, the final result of the second round is 71 percent voting ‘yes’ and the overall result (of the two rounds) is 63.8 percent,” a Brotherhood official, who was in an operations room monitoring the vote.
Referendum Committee declared the results certainly can not be announced officially until Monday (24/12) after hearing an appeal held. If it’s confirmed, the parliamentary elections will follow in about two months.
But the opposition accuses Morsy of pushing through a text that favors Islamists and ignores the rights of Christians, who make up about 10 percent of the population.
The Muslim Brotherhood and its political parties as well as opposition members, had representatives monitoring polling stations and the vote count across the country.
The opposition said the second stage was marred by abuses and had called for a re-run after the first stage. However, an official said the overall vote favored the charter.
The second stage held on Saturday (22/12) in the region of Giza, Qena, Beheira, Beni Suef, Damietta, Ismailia, Kafr al-Sheikh, Matrouh, Monufiya, New Valley, Port Said, Qalyubiya, Red Sea, Suez and Luxor. (T/R-010?R-006)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)