Referendum: civil servants ordered to vote "yes"

Late last night al-Jazeera reported that it had obtained a signed official memo from Damietta governorate ordering government employees to go vote "yes" in today's referendum on the constitution. It has been circulating by email quite rapidly.


Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,