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Authored by: overshoot on Sunday, March 02 2008 @ 01:46 PM CST
How can those figures be right if we have the only confirmed result by everyone which is that almost all results are accepted.

Because the numbers are for everything except "approve" votes, abstentions included.  The only way to reconcile that with Alex' statement that most of the proposed revisions passed is to conclude that a the overwhelming majority of votes were dominated by abstentions.  Unlike a letter ballot, there's no requirement that one of these votes have a minimum percentage in favor, so if you have a solid bloc that voted "yes" to everything (see the Ivory Coast, for instance) you could get everything approved even if there was only one vote in favor.

Put another way, the winner by a landslide was, "What-EVER!
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