Egyptians approve constitutional changes
March 20th, 2011
02:42 PM ET

Egyptians approve constitutional changes

Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved proposed constitutional amendments that pave the way for parliamentary elections in June, according to the head of the judicial committee overseeing the referendum.

"We are proud of the Egyptian people for deciding their own destiny," Judge Mahmoud Atiya said Sunday. "We assure the world that the March 19 referendum was fair and transparent at all stages."

Of the 18,366,764 ballots cast Saturday, there were 14,192,577 "yes" votes and 4,174,187 "no" votes, Atiya said.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    i hope they get back to normal... i'd like to go over there and see the prymids..

    March 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ziad

      ISA WE SHOULD..& WILL BE THRER WAITING 4 YOU (RUFFNUTT)

      March 21, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    Congratulations, Egypt.

    March 20, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    Birth of a nation

    March 20, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kurt

    so ceasar approve in egypt but not libya. hypocrite.

    March 20, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gary Johndro

    Hello everybody.

    March 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    @Kurt: What? We Americans approve of both countries, no hypocracy here. Come on Kurt! Birth of a nation is good; New beginning.

    March 21, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar r

    Test Test abc, 123

    March 21, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. ABDEL NAEIM EL MASRY , EGYPATIAN

    IN SHAE ALLAH EGYPT WILL BE BETTER THAN THE FIRST , WE SAID WHAT WE WANT AND EGYPT NOW IN THE FIRST STEP WICH WILL LEADING US TO ADEMOCRACY COUNTRY , WE WILL LEAV TOGOTHER (MOUSLMES AND CHRISTIA N ) UNDER EGYPTIAN FLAG WITHOUT ANY STRUGGLES ( WE INVAIT ALLTHE WORLD TO COME TO SEE OUR CIVILIZATION AND OUR MOUNIMENTS IN ALL EGYPT , WELLCOME TO U EVRY BODY IN SAFTY EGYPT ,FRIENDLY AND KINDLY EGYPTIANES AND AHOSPITALITY COUNTRY,THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT TO NEW EGYPT .

    March 21, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Thumbprint

      Congratulations and best wishes to you all, Abdel Naeim El Masry. Your nation is an inspiration to all.

      March 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar r

    I'm sorry Abdel and Ziad, it is not a true democracy unless people can choose for themselves if they want beer like in America.

    March 21, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Are the Egyptian people still upset about the Mubarak era emergency powers act? You recall...when a dictator can simply spew an executive order, and snap! it happens. Hay! We have that here in the USA too! But nobody is upset about our own Richard Nixon era emergency powers act. even when Obama used it to cram some AIDS drugs past the FDA, nobody noticed, or if they did, they didn't talk about it. We called him "Tricky Dick Nixon" long before Watergate ya know. Sorta "slick Willy Clinton"ish.

    March 21, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. knock

    how egypt would be better if all the fanatic islamic persons in power, how it will be good with the fake and ashmed election happened recently and if you do not believe me watch u tube, how would be a better country when islamic shaques want to changed to be like afghanstan and the high army helping them by killing and kidnapping copts christian , how this country would be better if these fanatic muslims all over egypt, they destroyed egypt allready, it was a big fake election with the help with high army in egypt, that is my opnion about this election, what ashame, the fantaic muslim in power. wars will be begins if these kind of fanatic muslim people are taking over

    March 23, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |