Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam cast his vote on Saturday morning, in a referendum on some proposed constitutional amendments - TV Screenshot Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam cast his vote on Saturday morning, in a referendum on some proposed constitutional amendments - TV Screenshot

Azhar Imam, Grand Mufti cast vote in referendum

Sat, Apr. 20, 2019
CAIRO – 20 April 2019: Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam cast his vote on Saturday morning, in a referendum on some proposed constitutional amendments, inside the polling station of Al-Hussein Preparatory School in Cairo.

The participation in the democratic entitlements is a national duty for all Egyptians, Allam said following the vote. He also called on the Egyptians to exercise their right to vote, as it indicates their awareness.

Also, Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb voted inside a polling station of a school in Cairo's Heliopolis.

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Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb voted inside a polling station of a school in Cairo's Heliopolis

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Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb voted inside a polling station of a school in Cairo's Heliopolis

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese also cast his ballot in Cairo's El Waily district.

The first day of the referendum kicked off in Egypt, where polling stations across governorates have opened their doors at 9 a.m., and will close at 9 p.m. for three consecutive days.

TV channels showed queues of voters at some polling stations waiting minutes before the doors were opened and they were allowed in to cast their ballot by either agree or disagree on a set of proposed constitutional amendments passed by the parliament Tuesday.

A number of societal dialogues were held over the past weeks attended by various segments and experts in the country, to discuss the amendments ahead of a plenary session at the House of Representatives, where parliamentarians voted for passing them.

A total of 61 million eligible voters were called for casting their ballots in the public referendum on the constitutional amendments.
 
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