An Egyptian woman votes on the constitutional amendments at the Egyptian embassy in Canada- press photo An Egyptian woman votes on the constitutional amendments at the Egyptian embassy in Canada- press photo

In pics: Egyptians in Canada, US vote on amendments

Fri, Apr. 19, 2019
CAIRO – 19 April 2019: The Egyptian expatriates started voting in the referendum on a set of proposed constitutional amendments, in the headquarters of the Egyptian embassies in Washington and Ottawa, and the consulate in New York.

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Egyptian ambassador to Canada Ahmed Abu Zeid ballots his vote- Press Photo


Also Ahmed Abu Zeid, Egypt's Ambassador to Ottawa, and other officials in the embassy were seen casting their vote.

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Egyptian expats at the Egyptian embassy in Canada vote in the constitutional amendments- press photo


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.

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Egyptian woman casts her vote on the constitutional amendments at the Egyptian consulate in New York- press photo


“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 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, and re-introduce the Shura Council under the name The Senate.

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Egyptian expats head from New Jersey to New York to vote in the constitutional amendments- press photo


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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