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Egypt approves reforms in historic referendum

CAIRO (Reuters) – A big majority of Egyptians approved amendments to the constitution in a referendum, results showed, opening the door to early elections seen as favoring Islamists and figures affiliated with the old ruling party. Decades of oppression under Hosni Mubarak crushed Egypt’s political life and secular activists who mobilized to…

Egyptian crowd attacks ElBaradei at voting station

CAIRO (Reuters) – A crowd of people blocked Mohamed ElBaradei from entering a polling station in Cairo on Saturday to cast a vote in Egypt’s constitutional referendum, shoving him and smashing his car window with rocks as he left. “We don’t want you, we don’t want you,” a crowd of youths chanted at…