PRESS: Egyptian Ambassador to Berlin Badr Abdel Atty and Egyptian expatriates after casting their ballots at the Egyptian Embassy in Berlin on 19 April 2019. PRESS: Egyptian Ambassador to Berlin Badr Abdel Atty and Egyptian expatriates after casting their ballots at the Egyptian Embassy in Berlin on 19 April 2019.

Egyptian expatriates in Berlin vote on constitutional amendments

Fri, Apr. 19, 2019

CAIRO – 19 April 2019: The Egyptian Embassy in Berlin on Friday witnessed a high turnout of voters who flocked to the embassy to cast their ballots on the new amendments to the Egyptian Constitution.


The voting process in Germany is being supervised by Egyptian ambassador to Germany Badr Abdel Atty and will last until April 21.


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Egyptian expatriates started a three-day voting on the new constitutional amendments in 140 embassies and consulates of 125 countries worldwide, amid massive campaigning for the amendments abroad and domestically.


“The referendum on constitutional amendments will be completely supervised by the judiciary,” said Judge Lasheen Ibrahim, head of the National Election Authority, at a press conference held at the headquarters of the State Information Service in Cairo’s Nasser City district. “There will be a judge at every ballot box. The media and civil society will be able to follow the process.”


Polls will be open Saturday through Monday with 55 million Egyptians eligible to vote on the new amendments, which would increase the presidential term from four to six years, allocate 25 percent of parliamentary seats to women, re-introduce the Shura Council and reinstate vice president post.


Egypt’s Ministry of Migration dedicated hotlines for Egyptian expatriates to receive any complaints or questions related to the three-day public referendum.


Egyptian expatriates could contact the Ministry of Migration on the following phone numbers: +201289850655/ +201017071810 / +201159476593.


They also can contact the ministry via mail: Info.elections@emigration.gov.eg , the minister said in a statement on Thursday.


 
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