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Egyptian voters approve new constitution backed by Coptic Christians

January 17, 2014

An estimated 90% of Egyptian voters have approved a new constitution that had the support of the nation’s Coptic Christian community.

The Muslim Brotherhood had called for a boycott of the referendum, and turnout was variously estimated at 40%-55%, according to a Reuters report.

The new constitution “ban[s] political parties based on religion, give[s] women equal rights and protect[s] the status of minority Christians,” the Associated Press reported. It replaces the constitution signed into law by ousted President Mohamed Morsi in 2012.


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  • Posted by: jacquebquique5708 - Jan. 17, 2014 10:55 AM ET USA

    This looks good for Egypt and for Christians. Remember that the Holy Family left for Egypt to live protected from King Herod. The Muslim Brotherhood will not give up in its venture to transform the Middle East with Egypt as a major piece of that puzzle. Strangely, the U.S. still will not condemn the Muslim Brotherhood. It now comes out that Hillary is a personal friend from her days in the U.S. of the wife of Mohammed Morsi. Coptic Christians have been very supportive of the overthrow of Morsi.