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Thu 19 Mar 2015

Egyptian Referendum Anniversary

  • By Gerry and 1 other
  • Last update: 16 weeks ago
  • Egypt

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After the Egyptian Revolution  in January 2011, a Constitutional Referendum was organised on 19 March the same year. 

Over 14 million (77%) were in favour of the changes, while close to 4 million (23%) were against them. From the 45 million eligible to vote, only 41% of them turned out.

Amongst the adopted constitutional amendments were the following: judicial supervision of elections, a limitation on the presidency to at most two four-year terms and a requirement for the president to appoint at least one vice president.

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