The widow of Anwar Sadat, Jihan Sadat, cast on Saturday her ballot in the referendum on the constitutional amendments in Dokki, Giza - Press Photo The widow of Anwar Sadat, Jihan Sadat, cast on Saturday her ballot in the referendum on the constitutional amendments in Dokki, Giza - Press Photo

Jihan Sadat casts ballot in constitutional amendments, urges women to participate

Sat, Apr. 20, 2019
CAIRO - 20 April 2019: The widow of Anwar Sadat, Jihan Sadat, cast on Saturday her ballot in the referendum on the constitutional amendments in Dokki, Giza.

During her phone in Ten Channel, Sadat urged women to take part in the referendum, saying that Egyptians should move to perform their national duty and participate in the referendum on the constitutional amendments, whether said no or yes, adding that boycotting is a betrayal.



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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