Officials: Egypt turnout high in boycotted referendum

Jan 15, 2014, 11:33 PM EST
An Egyptian election official holds voting slips showing 'yes' and 'no' options at a polling booth on January 15, 2014 in the rural district of Fayoum, Egypt.
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Egyptian officials have spoken of a high turnout in a referendum on a new constitution, with voters expected to endorse the removal of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Background:

Referendum also seen as vote on Morsi's removal [BBC]

Egypt's Christian minority finds new confidence [Fox News]

Military rule popular with Egyptians, study finds [CNN]

How Tunisia beat Egypt in the democracy game [The Week]