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Suez results: 70% with constitution, 30% against it

Sunday, December 23, 2012 10:57 AM 
Egyptians vote in second round of the referendum in Suez on the country's new constitution on Saturday, December 22, 2012. Amal Abbas/Aswat Masriya

Final ballot results show that in Suez 70 percent (104, 061 people) have voted for the new draft constitution while 30 percent (43,842) have voted against it. 

The total number of votes in the governorate was 149, 783 with 1, 880 invalid.

The second round of the referendum on Egypt's new constitution took place on Saturday, December 22, whereas the first round took place last Saturday. 

The preliminary results of the two-stage referendum show that the majority of Egyptians agree to the controversial charter that was written by an Islamist-dominated assembly.    

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