High turnout at referendum in Egypt

A high turnout has been reported at the referendum on introduction of changes to the Constitution in Egypt.

Some voting stations have even run out of voting papers and some of them lack ballot boxes.

The amendments in particular imply the reduction of the presidential term to four years from six years and allow not more than two presidential terms for one leader.

The Saturday referendum is being named the first step of the Egyptian people towards democracy after the resignation of Hosni Mubarak who had ruled the country for more than 30 years.    

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