Members of the Egyptian community in Australia participate in Egypt’s presidential election in 2018 – Egypt Today
CAIRO – 17 March 2018: Members of the Egyptian community in Australia head to the polling stations to participate in the second day of the election.
The members of the Egyptian diplomatic mission were the first to vote on Friday.
Some Egyptians participating in the elections told Egypt Today that participating in the presidential election is a national duty, and they have to elect who will lead their country in the upcoming years.
Many families were keen to accompany their sons and daughters while voting. The children were holding Egyptian flags and pictures of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi who is running for a second term against Al-Ghad party’s head, Moussa Moustafa Moussa.
A video was shared of a kid holding the Egyptian flag and a picture of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, while chanting “Sisi, Sisi”.
Video: An Egyptian kid chanting “Sisi” at the Egyptian consulate in Australia in the second day of the election.
“There are facilities offered to Egyptians in Australia and transportation is available to move them to the headquarters of the Egyptian diplomatic missions in the country,” Egyptian Ambassador in Australia, Mohamed Khairat, told MENA on Saturday, adding that there are three diplomatic missions in Australia; in Sydney, Millburn and the embassy in the Capital Canberra.
Khairat praised the high turnout of Egyptians voting in the different polling stations, saying that it sends a message to the whole world “that all Egyptians are united, and support their country to have a better future.”