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December 23, 2012
Egypt held the second round of its constitutional referendum Saturday, with about half the country voting. The other half voted last Saturday. The vote was split over two days because thousands of judges refused to help supervise voting to protest the quick adoption of the draft by an Islamist-dominated assembly, after the Islamist president had taken on extraordinary powers. Still, the constitution was approved by 57% of voters last week, leaving liberal opponents with a lot of ground to make up. VOA spoke to voters in Giza's Dokki neighborhood, and to a judge who was supervising a polling station in spite of the boycott by many of his colleagues.

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Published December 22, 2012

Egypt held the second round of its constitutional referendum Saturday, with about half the country voting. The other half voted last Saturday. The vote was split over two days because thousands of judges refused to help supervise voting to protest the quick adoption of the draft by an Islamist-dominated assembly, after the Islamist president had taken on extraordinary powers. Still, the constitution was approved by 57% of voters last week, leaving liberal opponents with a lot of ground to make up. VOA spoke to voters in Giza's Dokki neighborhood, and to a judge who was supervising a polling station in spite of the boycott by many of his colleagues.