CAIRO - 2 December 2023: The first day of the presidential polls abroad did not witness any obstacles to hinder the voting process, affirmed The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR).
In a statement Saturday, NCHR's secretary general Fahmy Fayed said that the council is following up on the electoral process in the various embassies abroad.
Fayed, meanwhile, hailed the National Election Authority (NEA) and the Foreign Ministry for their efforts in preparing for the election abroad.
The marathon is held between four contenders, including incumbent President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party Farid Zahran, President of Al Wafd Party Abdel-Sanad Yamama, and President of the Republican People's Party Hazem Omar.
The final result will be announced on December 18 if no run-off is required.
Executive Director of the National Elections Authority (NEA) Ahmed Bendari asserted that voting of Egyptian expats in the presidential election is going on normally at the premises of 121 Egyptian diplomatic missions across the world.
In statements on Saturday, Bendari pointed out that the voting process is taking place smoothly and the voters are flocking to the polling stations to cast their ballots.
Follow-up is conducted around the clock of the voting process of the Egyptian expats in the different embassies and consulates all over the world in the second day of the vote, he said.
Bendari followed up the voting operations via videoconference and live broadcast, asserting that all citizens registered in the electoral roll have the right to vote in the election.
Meanwhile, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid said the operations room of the ministry is following up the voting process for Egyptian expats in all polling stations in the Egyptian embassies and consulates across the world.
In a post on his X account on Saturday, Abu Zeid said that voting in the presidential election is continuing smoothly for the second day in a row, adding that there is a high turnout by members of the Egyptian expat communities desiring to exercise their constitutional rights.