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article imageEgyptian constitution gets approved

By Sami Zaatari     Dec 23, 2012 in World
Cairo - After two rounds of voting, Egyptians have voted 'yes' to Egypt's controversial draft constitution, with 63 percent of voters giving their backing to the draft constitution.
The results which are expected to be officially announced in the next few days will make the constitution official and come into effect.
The recent result is not likely going to quell the oppositions anger, who've been protesting against the draft constitution, and it's referendum since it's inception. Protests by the opposition, and counter protests by Mursi's backers have left at least 10 dead, and several wounded.
The opposition claim that the constitution is not representative of Egyptian society, and that Mursi's regime is seeking to create another dictatorial system, similar to that of Mubarak. Mursi's supporters however accuse the opposition of being remnants of the Mubarak era, trying to hold Egypt back from moving forward, stifling it's democratic process, and trying to get back into power.
One of the leading opposition groups, The National Salvation Front, has stated that they felt "empowered" with the vote:
We feel more empowered because of the referendum. We proved that at least we are half of society (that) doesn't approve of all this. We will build on it,"
The oppositions next move may come in the lower chambers parliamentary election, which will take place two months after the constitution becomes official.
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