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        1/17/2014, Shevat 16, 5774

      Egypt Government Hails High Referendum Turnout

      Egypt's military-installed authorities on Thursday hailed a "high turnout" in a constitutional referendum they had billed as an opportunity for voters to pass verdict on last year's overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

      According to AFP, preliminary tallies reported by state media suggested that more than 90 percent of votes cast had been in support of the new charter, with a 39 percent turnout in most provinces in the two days of polling.