President Obama calls elections an “important milestone.”
Researchers found unless there was an overwhelming majority, listeners couldn’t tell if the vote went “yea” or “nay.”
Two-day voting is a blow to the Muslim Brotherhood, which wanted the reinstatement of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.
Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a “false choice” that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said.
Democracy declined across the globe in 2012, marking the seventh consecutive year of democratic government’s decline.