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Beyond Yes or No: What Egypt's Referendum Means

Beyond Yes or No: What Egypt's Referendum Means | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Many of those who voted against the constitutional amendments were disappointed but realize that something historic, if imperfect, has occurred
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Egypt voters choose constitutional change as early results are released

Egypt voters choose constitutional change as early results are released | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Partial preliminary figures show high turnout and favour eliminating restrictions on political rights and civil liberties
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Egypt tests transition to democracy

CAIRO - "Now my voice can be heard." Majdi Alam Mohammed, a 50-year-old dressmaker, summed up his satisfaction on Saturday at voting on proposed amendments to the Egyptian constitution. It was the first time, he said, that he was casting a ballot in a genuine referendum likely to have an effect on the way the country is governed.
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Revolution's End

Revolution's End | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO — On a late evening in early March, down a side street off downtown Cairo, Egypt's revolution is kept alight by a single bare incandescent bulb dangling from an extension cord. Despite being one of the main forces behind the popular overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's April 6 Youth Movement has yet to line up an office to call its own.
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Understanding Egypt's revolution

Understanding Egypt's revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The chair of the committee tasked with rewriting the Egyptian constitution reflects on the birth of a new regime.
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Egyptian voters say ‘yes’ to speedy elections

Egyptian voters say ‘yes’ to speedy elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Constitutional amendments approved by wide margin in historic referendum.
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Egypt vote contrasts with thuggery and rigging of past

Egypt vote contrasts with thuggery and rigging of past | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
FAHMEEN, Egypt (Reuters) - The thugs stayed home, the judges resumed their seats with confidence and the police officers waved observers through into the polling stations with a smile and a polite Welcome.Voters
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Egypt considers constitutional amendments

Egypt considers constitutional amendments | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egyptians proudly streamed to the polls Saturday to vote on proposed constitutional amendments, the first democratic initiative after the fall of Hosni Mubarak's regime.
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Polls open in Egypt constitutional referendum

Polls open in Egypt constitutional referendum | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Voters to decide on a package of constitutional reforms in the first election since Hosni Mubarak's overthrow.
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