Egyptian community members in Paris lined up in long queues in front of the embassy waiting enthusiastically to cast their votes – Egypt Today
Egyptian community members in Paris lined up in long queues in front of the embassy waiting enthusiastically to cast their votes – Egypt Today

Long queues of Egyptian expats in France on 2nd day of election

Sat, Mar. 17, 2018
CAIRO – 17 March 2018: A huge number of Egyptians went to the Egyptian Embassy in Paris, France, to cast their vote in the 2018 presidential election on its second day.

However, Egypt’s Ambassador to France Ehab Badawi cast his vote in the presidential election on Friday at the headquarters of the electoral commission inside the embassy.

Also, the Bishop of Paris and a delegation from the Egyptian Church cast their vote, amid joy and crowds of Egyptians.

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Saleh Farhoud, president of the Egyptian community in France, published photos of Egyptians’ participation in the elections in France through his Facebook account.

“Greetings to all the Egyptian nationals in the whole world who cast their votes in the 2018 presidential election, long live Egypt,” Farhoud commented on the photos.

Egyptian expatriates worldwide visited 139 polling stations early Saturday in embassies and consulates to cast their ballots in the second day of the 2018 presidential election, which is scheduled to last until Sunday.

The Egyptian embassies in New Zealand and Australia inaugurated earlier the second day of voting in the presidential election on Friday at 10 p.m. (Cairo time), while consulates and embassies across the world were to officially open their doors Saturday at 9 a.m. local time in each country.

The 2018 presidential election takes place in 139 foreign embassies and consulates in 124 foreign countries for three days.

In 2017 the government estimated the number of Egyptians living abroad to be 9.4 million.

The National Election Authority (NEA), headed by counselor Lashen Ibrahim, announced on February 24 the final list for Egypt’s upcoming presidential election including President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Moussa Moustafa Moussa, head of al-Ghad Party.

Sixty million eligible voters will cast their ballots in the election beginning March 26 until March 28 in Egypt, while have begun voting on March 16 and will continue to do so until Sunday at 139 polling stations located in embassies and consulates in 124 countries, Ibrahim said in a press conference.

The primary results of the first round of the election will be announced on March 29, where decisions on appeals submitted by candidates, if any, will be made. The final results of the first round will be announced on April 2.
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