Egyptian Voters Approve New Constitution


0  Updated at 10:40 am, December 23rd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Egyptian voters appear to have approved a controversial new constitution.

President Mohammad Morsi and his allies argue it will bring stability and let them focus on a crumbling economy.

Yet, opposition groups say the constitution wasn’t approved by enough voters, it allows conservative Islam to dominate society and doesn’t protect the rights of women or minorities.    

Vice President Mahmoud Mekki resigned on Saturday before the results of the votes were counted, Egypt state TV reported. According to the new constitution, the vice presidential post is eliminated.

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