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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Results: "Yes" Vote High But Turnout Not So Much

The official results of the Egyptian referendum are in. The "Yes" vote was reportedly 97.7%, but overall nationwide turnout was only 38.5%, lower than many estimates. Ahram Online has detailed results. Turnout was higher than the 2012 referendum, and was generally much higher in the Delta and Cairo, and lower in Upper Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood is stronger.

Let's see what the NGO observers have to say.

1 comment:

David Mack said...

Sarah Carr in Mada Masr says it well:
"... Mubarak was noticeably absent from the military effigies (Nasser, Sadat, Sisi) plastered everywhere, but his spirit permeated everything."