Second Round of Voting In Egypt; VP Resigns

  • The second phase of constitution referendum was held in Egypt on Saturday. The Vice-President of the nation Mahmoud Mekki announced his resignation in the midst of rumors that the Islamist-backed constitution had narrowly been approved. There is no official verdict on the vote, though. In the past month about seven of the seventeen advisers of President Mohammed Morsi have handed in their resignations. All may not be well in the Morsi camp, critics believe. Millions of Egyptians went to the polls for an approval on the constitution marking an important milestone in Egypt’s political transition to democracy which started with the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. The constitution has the backing of the Muslim Brotherhood and fears are that the constitution may egg the country away from a modernistic outlook.