The referendum is being held in two stages: Half of the country votes on Dec. 15, and half on Dec. 22:http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/11/254547.html
Since Dec. 15 is over now, unofficial results are trickling in:http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/16/us-egypt-politics-idUSBRE8BD0CO20121216
Egyptians voted narrowly in favor of a constitution shaped by Islamists and which opponents said was a recipe for deepening divisions in the nation, officials in rival camps said on Sunday after the first round of a two-stage referendum.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/world/middleeast/egypt-draft-constitution-vote.html
The result based on unofficial tallies, if confirmed for this round and repeated in Saturday's second stage, may give Islamist President Mohamed Mursi limited cause for celebration as it shows the wide rift in Egypt at a time when he needs to build consensus on tough measures to heal a fragile economy.
Official results are not expected till after the next round.
The Muslim Brotherhood, the main Islamist group aligned with President Mohamed Morsi, predicted a big win for ratification. In the districts that voted Saturday, including the opposition strongholds of Cairo and Alexandria, about 57 percent approved the new constitution, according to an unofficial count by the Brotherhood on Sunday morning.
Half of the country will vote next Saturday, but in predominantly rural areas that are expected to heavily favor the charter. The Brotherhood’s count, while not official, was based on tallies posted at each voting station.
A spokesman for the main coalition opposing the charter said that it had found widespread irregularities and that its leaders would speak later on Sunday. In Cairo, the biggest city, about 52 percent voted no, according to the preliminary results.