The outcome is unofficial at this point as the government has said it will not announce official results until the referendum concludes in the rest of Egypt next Saturday. Though voting counts differed, most major supporters and opponents of the constitution reported it had received a majority "yes" vote.
Japanese were voting Sunday in parliamentary elections that were expected to put the once-dominant conservatives back in power after a three-year break. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Frank Langiftt about results from the polls.
In Egypt, voter turnout is high in the first phase of a controversial constitutional referendum. This comes after more than three weeks of mass protests for and against the document and President Mohammed Morsi, leaving Egypt deeply divided.
Japan holds elections tomorrow for the lower house of parliament, which is more powerful than the upper house, and which has more control over the budget and selects the prime minister. Over the years, the country has been plagued by a succession of weak leaders.
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