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Polls In Egypt Close After Final Day Of Voting On New Constitution

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January 15, 2014 AT 10:37 AM
Polls across Egypt closed on Wednesday evening, state media reported, after a second and final day of voting on a draft constitution that could pave the way for a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Though voting passed off more peacefully than on Tuesday, when nine people were killed, officials said police arrested at least 79 people during protests by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, who was removed from power by Sisi in July. There has been little or no sign of a campaign against it, following a fierce government crackdown on Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood.