Dozens of Egyptian women demonstrating against the draft constitution on the way to being adopted by the voters inside the country. Many have rejected the vote surrounding the referendum., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Egypt constitution approved with 63.8 percent: election committee
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's new constitution, drafted by Islamist supporters of President Mohamed Mursi, has been approved by 63.8 percent of voters in a two-round referendum, the supreme election committee said on Tuesday.
The result, which followed votes held on December 15 and on December 22, matched an earlier unofficial tally given by Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood.
"We have seriously investigated all the complaints," judge Samir Abu el-Matti of the Supreme Election Committee told a news conference. The final official turnout was 32.9 percent.
(Reporting by Marwa Awad and Yasmine Saleh Editing by Maria Golovnina)