Egyptian women voting in the referendum on constitutional amendments in Saudi Arabia. April 19, 2019. Press Photo Egyptian women voting in the referendum on constitutional amendments in Saudi Arabia. April 19, 2019. Press Photo

Egyptian female expats vote in referendum on constitutional amendments

Fri, Apr. 19, 2019
CAIRO - 19 April 2019: Egyptian female expats made up a remarkable portion of the turnout at embassies worldwide to cast their ballots in the referendum on draft constitutional amendments.

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An Egyptian woman voting on draft constitutional amendments in Saudi Arabia. April 19, 2019. Press Photo

The first ever woman to take part in this referendum is Manal al-Hossainy who is living in New Zealand as the Egyptian embassy there was the first to open its doors for voters.

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Voting for expats is held on April 19 - 21 in 140 polling places located in 124 countries where members of the Egyptian communities can cast their ballots between 9:00 and 21:00 in each country’s local time.

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Voters need to bring a valid Egyptian passport or an Egyptian national ID whether valid or expired as stated by the rules set by the National Elections Authority (NEA).

Resident Egyptians are invited to vote on April 20 - 22. The parliament passed a draft to amend and add 25 articles to the constitution. Those are mainly on the length of presidential terms, introduction of a senate, quotas in the House of Representatives, the selection mechanisms of courts presidents, and the role of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

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