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Poll: Most Egyptians will approve constitution

Fifty-nine percent of the poll's participants said they had not read the amended charter

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Egyptian will approve the constitution despite the fact that over half the population have not read the draft of the document, a new poll revealed according to the Egyptian Daily news website al-Ahram.

Fifty-nine percent of the participants said they had not read the amended charter while 36 percent asserted reading ‘parts’ of it, a survey conducted by the private polling organization Baseera revealed.

Baseera’s survey revealed that almost three quarters of the participants who are expected to vote will approve the new charter while 23 percent said they were still undecided.

The poll conducted in late December also showed that 76 percent of the participants are expected to take part in the upcoming referendum on Jan. 14 and 15 while 14 percent said they would boycott.

Three percent said they would vote against the amended charter.

Regarding the fairness of the referendum, 57 percent of those surveyed believe impartiality will be respected while 12 percent said it would not.

Twenty percent of the participants did not answer the question.

Almost 10 percent of the total polled said they did not hear about the charter.

The Egyptian base polling organization said it questioned 2,068 adults from across Egypt through phone interviews.

Sixty-five percent of the participants responded, Baseera said.