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Mohamed Morsi backers anticipate win in charter vote

57 percent say yes in first round

CAIRO — The Muslim Brotherhood, the main group aligned with President Mohamed Morsi, on Sunday predicted a big win for ratification of Egypt’s Islamist-backed draft constitution after the first round of voting.

Millions of Egyptians voted peacefully on Saturday, hoping that the results would end three weeks of violence, division, and distrust between Islamists and their opponents on the ground rules of Egypt’s promised democracy.

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