- Middle East/North Africa
Al-Masry Al-Youm has estimated, based on semifinal results of the two stages of the constitutional referendum, that 64 percent of voters approved the constitution draft while 36 percent rejected it.
Counting ended early on Sunday, with semifinal results indicating that 6,041,000 voters, or 71 percent, approved the draft constitution in the second stage, versus 2,443,029 rejecting it.
Around 8,484,000 out of 25,495,000 eligible voters took part in the second day of voting, a turnout of about 33 percent, in 17 governorates: Giza, Qalyubiya, Monufiya, Beheira, Kafr al-Sheikh, Damietta, Ismailia, Port Said, Suez, Marsa Matrouh, Red Sea, New Valley, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Luxor and Qena.
An estimated 17 million voters out of 51,333,000 eligible voters cast their ballots in the referendum, an overall participation rate of 32 percent. Voter turnout in the first stage was around 31 percent.
Voters in Monufiya narrowly disapproved the constitution with 51 percent of voters saying "no," joining Cairo and Gharbiya's rejections in the first stage.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm