WASHINGTON -- Egypt has voted for a constitutional referendum.
Kim Brown spoke with Mirette Mabrouk, director of communications for the Economic Research Forum (ERF), and a nonresident fellow at the Project on US Relations with the Islamic World, under the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings:
The charter was adopted in a two-stage referendum that ended last weekend. Opposition groups challenge the legitimacy of the vote over allegations of voter fraud, since out of the fifty-two million people registered to vote in Egypt, only around seventeen million voted. However, says Mabrouk, there have been around five votes since march of last year for Parliament, the presidency, and other referendums. "People are tired," she says.
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