A majority of Egyptians have backed a controversial new charter in a two-round referendum that deeply polarised the country, ruling Islamists and the official media said on Sunday.
A man rides a camel past Egyptians queuing outside a polling station in Giza, south of Cairo, on December 22, 2012. A majority of Egyptians have voted to approve a controversial charter in a two-round referendum that deeply polarised the country, ruling Islamists and official media said on Sunday.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which President Mohamed Morsi hails from, and the official Al-Ahram newspaper reported that about 64 percent of vote cast were in favour of the charter, according to preliminary results from Sunday's second round of voting.
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