Egyptian constitutional referendum sees low turnout on second day

By Erin Cunningham, January 15, 2014

CAIRO —Egyptians voted for a second day Wednesday in a referendum on a new army-backed constitution, but in significantly fewer numbers that left many polling stations in the capital virtually empty.

For the military-appointed government, high turnout is key to demonstrating that it has widespread backing amid a heavy-handed security campaign against its Muslim Brotherhood foes and the broader opposition.

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