December 16, 2012
THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE:
Egypt's Islamists aim to build on constitution vote (Shaimaa Fayed and Tamim Elyan, Dec 16, 2012, Reuters)
Posted by Orrin Judd at December 16, 2012 7:43 PMPresident Mohamed Mursi has won initial backing from Egyptians for a new constitution that he hopes will steer the country out of crisis, but which opponents say is an Islamist charter that tramples on minority rights.A first day of voting in a referendum on the draft basic law resulted in 56.5 percent 'Yes' vote, Mursi's political party said. An opposition official conceded that Egyptians voting on Saturday appeared to have backed the measure.