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Egyptian Constitutional Referendum Appears To Have Passed

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.

Exit Polls Suggest Japanese Opposition Party Victory

Japanese voters went to the polls this Sunday and according to early media exit polls, the opposition Liberal Democratic Party appears to have won a clear majority.

Japan Vote Could Bring Strong Shift In Power

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.

Egyptians Vote On Contested Constitution Draft

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.

Former South African President Mandela Recovering After Gallstone Surgery

The South African government said Mandela was recovering well after the operation Saturday. There was no indication when the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader would be released from the hospital.

Japan Vote Could Set New Tone For Nation

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.