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Egypt constitution: Early signs 'suggest yes vote'

Votes are being counted in Egypt after a high turnout in the first leg of a referendum on a new constitution.

President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood have endorsed the document, but critics say it is poorly drafted and favours Islamists.

Violent incidents were reported during voting, but not the widespread clashes that preceded the poll.

The BBC's Jon Leyne say early indicators point towards a yes vote, but that results will not be announced until after a second round of voting has taken place.

  • 16 Dec 2012
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