Overwhelming Vote for Egypt's Constitution Raises Concern
New York Times
CAIRO — Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday raised concerns about the fairness of a referendum on Egypt's revised Constitution after the military-led government announced that it had passed with an extraordinary 98.1 percent of the vote.
Voters overwhelmingly back Egypt's new constitution
Egypt constitution approved by 98.1 percent
Official results in Egypt: 98.1% approve constitution
Egypt's new constitution gets 98% 'yes' vote
"This is a wonderful day for Egypt, Egyptians and for democracy, despite the extraordinary circumstances," a spokesman for Egypt's interim presidency, Ehab Badawi, said in a statement ahead of the official announcement. "This vote represents a ...
Egyptian editor backtracks after saying 'Americans will be killed in streets'
A prominent Egyptian editor who threatened that Americans could be slaughtered in the streets has been forced to backtrack on his remarks after they were reported by western media. In an extreme example of the growing xenophobic rhetoric by media ...
Egypt referendum: '98% back new constitution'
A proposed new Egyptian constitution has been backed by 98.1% of people who voted in a referendum, officials say. Turnout was 38.6% of the 53 million eligible voters, the election committee said. The draft constitution replaces one introduced by ...
Egypt: 98.1 percent of voters back constitution
Voters overwhelmingly supported Egypt's military-backed constitution in a two-day election, with 98.1 percent supporting it in the first vote since a coup toppled the country's president, the election commission said Saturday. The election was seen as ...
Dallas Morning News
Egypt: 98.1 percent of voters approve military-backed constitution
Dallas Morning News
Judge Nabil Salib, head of Egypt's High Election Commission, center, is greeted by other members as he prepares to announce the voting results of a referendum on Egypt's military-backed constitution, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Voters ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The Egypt outside 'The Square'
Al Jazeera America
Only during the final decades of the 19th century did Egypt's Ottoman khedives, its local viceroys, drain the swamp and begin to expand their capital in an obsessively European style. Full of neatly radiating boulevards and named Ismailia in honor of ...
The Oscar-Nominated Documentary Egypt Doesn't Want You To See
Oscar-nominated Egyptian documentary 'The Square' can't be seen in Egypt
Egypt Documentary 'The Square' Could Put Netflix in Winner's Circle at Oscars
At least four killed in clashes across Egypt
Attacks on policemen and soldiers in the peninsula, which shares borders with the Palestinian Gaza Strip and Israel, intensified after the army ousted Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Mursi last July amid mass protests against his rule. PRESSURE.
Egypt's Crackdown Belies Constitution as It Nears Approval
New York Times
Rights groups said the juxtaposition underscored the persistent doubts about the government's pledges to steer Egypt toward a new era of freedom and democracy after the military's ouster last summer of the first fairly elected president, Mohamed Morsi ...
Egypt awaits results of constitution referendum
Early tallies point to a big 'yes' vote on Egypt's constitution
Egypt Official: Broad Support for New Constitution
Egypt's Constitutional Referendum
US Department of State (press release)
Egypt's turbulent experiment in participatory democracy the last three years has reminded us all that it's not one vote that determines a democracy, it's all the steps that follow. It's a challenging transition that demands compromise, vigilance, and ...