Egyptian community members in Germany lined up in long queues in front of the embassy waiting enthusiastically to cast their votes – Egypt Today
CAIRO – 17 March 2018: Egyptians living in Germany headed to their embassy there to cast their votes for the 2018 presidential election Saturday.
Ambassador Bader Abdul Aati and senior officials of the embassy are present in the embassy and observing the voting process with an observer from the League of Arab States.
Abdel Aati said that the vote commenced immediately after the embassy opened its doors, and that the polling station will close at exactly 9 p.m. Berlin local time (11 p.m. Cairo local time).
Egyptian expatriates worldwide visited 139 polling stations early Saturday in embassies and consulates to cast their ballots in the second day of the 2018 presidential election, which is scheduled to last until Sunday.
The Egyptian embassies in New Zealand and Australia inaugurated earlier the second day of voting in the presidential election on Friday at 10 p.m. (Cairo time), while consulates and embassies across the world were to officially open their doors Saturday at 9 a.m. local time in each country.
The 2018 presidential election takes place in 139 foreign embassies and consulates in 124 foreign countries for three days.
In 2017 the government estimated the number of Egyptians living abroad at 9.4 million.
The National Election Authority (NEA), headed by counselor Lashen Ibrahim, announced on February 24 the final list for Egypt’s upcoming presidential election including President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Moussa Moustafa Moussa, Head of al-Ghad Party.
Sixty million eligible voters will cast their ballots in the election on March 26-28 in Egypt, while expatriates will vote on March 16-18 at 139 polling stations located in embassies and consulates of 124 countries, said Ibrahim in a press conference.
The primary results of the first round of the election will be announced on March 29, where decisions on appeals submitted by candidates, if any, will be made. The final results of the first round will be announced on April 2.