Egyptian expats start voting in the Americas

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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 - 03:10 GMT

Egyptian expatriates at Egyptian embassy in New York to vote  in the presidential election- Egypt Today

Egyptian expatriates at Egyptian embassy in New York to vote in the presidential election- Egypt Today

CAIRO – 16 March 2018: Egyptian expatriates in Washington D.C., New York, New Jersey and Canada’s Toronto and Ottawa flocked to embassies and consulates on Friday to cast their votes in the presidential election.

The Egyptian embassy in Argentina’s Buenos Aires also opened on Friday, receiving the expatriates who will choose between incumbent President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and his only rival, Moussa Mostafa Moussa, al-Ghad party chairperson.

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Egyptian expatriates at Egyptian embassy in New York to vote in the presidential election- Egypt Today


The presidential election is being conducted in 139 embassies and consulates across 129 countries, according to NEA data. Consulates and embassies in different countries officially opened their doors on Friday at 9:00 a.m. local time in each country.




The Egyptian embassy in New Zealand was the first to open to the electorate, given an 11-hour time difference with Cairo.

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Egyptian expatriates at Egyptian embassy in New York to vote in the presidential election- Egypt Today


This is the third presidential election to be held since the January 25 Revolution in 2011; a run-off round, if needed, is scheduled to take place in April.

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Egyptian expatriates at Egyptian embassy in New York to vote in the presidential election- Egypt Today

On Friday, Immigration Minister Nabila Makram praised the high turnout at the Egyptian embassies in Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan.


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An Egyptian bishop casts his vote in the presidential election in New York on Friday-Egypt Today


In her statements to Extra News channel, Makram described the turnout in the three Arab countries as “delightful,” adding that the countries have provided facilities for Egyptian nationals to participate in the elections.

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An Egyptian old man casts his vote in the presidential election in New York on Friday-Egypt Today



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An Egyptian woman casts his vote in the presidential election in New York on Friday-Egypt Today



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Egyptian expatriates vote in the presidential election in New York on Friday-Egypt Today



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Egyptian woman in the presidential election in New York on Friday-Egypt Today

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