A set of controversial amendments to Egypt's constitutionwere approved overwhelmingly by voters, the government said Tuesday, a dayafter the vote was boycotted by democracy reformers and the country's largestopposition group.
Egyptians are likely to regard the figures with considerable skepticism asmany polling stations were virtually deserted for hours in the capital,
The country's leading rights group, the Egyptian Organization for HumanRights, estimated that only 2 to 3 percent of the electorate had voted fivehours before polls closed.
The amendments abolish emergency laws, allow election supervision by anindependent commission and ban political parties based on religion.
The opposition, led by the fundamentalist MuslimBrotherhood, said the amendments would reduce the judicial checks on electionfraud — a long time problem in
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