Egyptians Overwhelmingly Endorse Military-Backed Constitution

First vote for regime that ousted Morsi in July coup

  • Share
  • Read Later

After a two-day election, 98.1% of Egyptian voters approved a constitution in the first vote under the regime that toppled Mohamed Morsi in a July coup.

While the results suggest a ringing endorsement of the military-backed regime that ousted Morsi and suppressed the Muslim Brotherhood, only 38.6 percent of the country’s 53 million eligible voters went to the polls, the Associated Press reports. Morsi supporters also boycotted the vote.

There were clashes Friday after Morsi-supported protests turned violent, and activists expressed concerns about arrests and detentions ahead of the vote.

[AP]

6 comments
AlphaJuliette
AlphaJuliette

If only 38.8% of the electorate actually voted because of the Muslim Brotherhood's boycotting the election then these guys just screwed up again.  They effectively silenced their own voices and eliminated their own influence.  But, this may be a blessing in disguise as the Muslim Brotherhood used, and abused, Morsi's election as an opportunity to impose Sharia law on the country.  And that was their first mistake.

Their priority of instituting Sharia law instead of working for the benefit of the people was their downfall.  And very deservedly so. 

Does this remind anyone of another political faction in the news? 

mohamed.elzoairy
mohamed.elzoairy

The participants weren’t more that 9% according to human rights organizations in Egypt and there was no voters in the lines front of elections committees  COUPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

columbare1
columbare1

This is to the Egyptian people who did not vote in the referendum ,when you do not vote, you do not get counted, so you make yourself not seen, in the approval or the disapproval .   So by not voting you make yourself irrelevant ,to both the politicians and the military.

AhmedElkhamesy
AhmedElkhamesy

That what happened in Egypt is not a coup Stop this nonsense and humor . Egyptian people have proved its efficiency. He was able to prove . It is a revolution through . Event referendum and information for you I've participated in the referendum . 20.5 million citizens out of 53 million , but a referendum in the Constitution of 2012 in the reign of Mohamed Morsi . The number of 15 million voters by 35 % of the people . He has received the Constitution on the proportion of 98.1 % because most of the vote went to had to say. Yes to the Constitution ...... I am an Egyptian citizen participated in the revolution June 30 and January 25. I was able to bring down the first two system . Mubarak's corrupt . And unjust system and the Brotherhood failed and the victim , who wanted to extinguish the youth January 25

AlphaJuliette
AlphaJuliette

@mohamed.elzoairy @AhmedElkhamesy

The Muslim Brotherhood illustrated why we in the U.S. separate church and state.  The business of the Morsi government would have been dictated by Sharia law.  Sharia law has been proven time and again to be completely unforgiving and an instrument of oppression to any population unfortunate enough to be under its influence. 

What is happening in Egypt needs to move forward in secular terms for the greater good of that noble country.