Egypt constitution approved by 98.1%

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Election body says that 38.6 percent of country's more than 53 million eligible voters took part in two-day polls, Aljazeera reported.

Egypt's election committee says 98.1 percent of voters have approved a new, military-backed constitution in the first vote since a coup toppled President Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt's High Election Commission said on Saturday that 38.6 percent of the country's more than 53 million eligible voters took part in the two-day poll.

That's 20.5 million voters casting ballots.

This is the first vote since the military removed Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi, following massive protests in July.

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