CWN - An estimated 90% of Egyptian voters have approved a new constitution that had the support of the nation’s Coptic Christian community.

The Muslim Brotherhood had called for a boycott of the referendum, and turnout was variously estimated at 40%-55%, according to a Reuters report.

The new constitution “ban[s] political parties based on religion, give[s] women equal rights and protect[s] the status of minority Christians,” the Associated Press reported. It replaces the constitution signed into law by ousted President Mohamed Morsi in 2012.

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