A statement from the press.
50 million egyptians were allowed to vote the new egyptian constitution. 36.2 procent went to the voted makes 18.100.000 people, 63,8 procent voted for the new institution makes 11.547.800 who voted for the new institution. International
"In several regions Islamists had forced the electorate to vote yes. In the northern city of Damietta for money was offered."
Critical points according to the press:
There is no article which equalizes the rights from man and woman (giving man and woman the same rights).
"The honorable Azhar Institute is an independent Islamic institution and a university. It organizes its affairs completely self and operates the spread of Islam, the religious studies and the Arabic language in Egypt and in the world. Opinions of the top religious scholars of the honorable Azhar Institute is sought in matters concerning Islamic law ("Shari'a"). (..) "
"The participation of citizens in public life is a national duty. Every citizen has the right to vote and to stand as candidates and their opinions get expressed in referenda. And the law regulates the exercise of these rights. (...), If the government Set to influence the elections, then this is a crime represents "
"The Shura Council is made up of 150 members. They are determined by secret, direct and universal suffrage. Allowed the President to appoint members of the Shura Council. The number of its appointees shall not exceed ten percent of the total number of representatives, however. "
"The leading officials of the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP), it is forbidden to engage in political activity. You may run in the presidential and parliamentary elections are not. This prohibition applies for ten years starting from the date of entry into force of this Constitution."