Today Egyptians are holding a historic vote on a number of constitutional reforms, with opinions divided on if the reform package, which includes things like limiting presidential terms, should be passed, or if Egypt should draft an entirely new constitution. When I’ve spoken with people about the January 25 revolution, everyone has expressed support and sense of hope for a future without Mubarak. I haven’t heard that same unity when speaking to people about today’s vote. Some people feel that Egypt needs more time to draft a constitution, “People can’t expect us to do it right away,” a man in a café tells me. Others feel that Mubarak is gone and do not want to see the process drawn out any longer.
Regardless, most people I have spoken with have told me just how important this vote is. “I am 28, Mubarak is all I ever knew,” a store worker says, while talking about possibilities for the future.