– Egyptian Polls Close After Final Day Of Voting On Constitution – 16 January 2014

Flag_of_Egypt.svgWednesday 15 January 2014 : 11:20 PM

Polls across Egypt closed on Wednesday evening after a second and final day of voting on a draft constitution that could pave the way for a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Voting passed off more peacefully than on Tuesday, when nine people were killed, but officials said police arrested at least 79 people on Wednesday during protests by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, removed from power by Sisi in July. The Interior Ministry said 444 people had been arrested for “obstructing the referendum process” over the two-day vote.

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