Egyptian expatriates at Egyptian embassy in Ukraine to vote in the presidential election - Egypt Today
CAIRO – 18 March 2018: Egyptian expatriates in Belgrade, Germany, Roma and Ukraine continue to cast their votes on the third and final day of the Egyptian presidential election.
Egypt’s Ambassador to Belgrade Amr al-Wigely said that extending the election period provided the Egyptian community in Belgrade with an opportunity to exercise their constitutional right.
Also, Egypt’s Ambassador to Germany said that Egyptian voters went to polling stations in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt to cast their votes on the third and final day of the 2018 presidential election.
Despite the cold weather and snow covering the roads in Ukraine, the Egyptian expatriates are keen to participate in the election, said Egypt’s ambassador to Ukraine.
Egypt’s Ambassador to Rome Hisham Badr said, “Today, there was an increase in voter turnout at the embassy in Rome because it is the weekend in Italy.” Badr added that the festive atmosphere prevailing during the voting process encouraged many voters to take their children to the embassy.
Egyptian expatriates worldwide visited 139 polling stations early Saturday in embassies and consulates to cast their ballots on the second day of the 2018 presidential election, which is scheduled to last abroad until Sunday.
The Egyptian embassies in New Zealand and Australia inaugurated the second day of voting earlier, starting 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.
In 2017, the government estimated the number of Egyptians living abroad to be 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 beginning March 26 until March 28 in Egypt, while expatriates have begun voting on March 16 and will continue to do so until Sunday at 139 polling stations located in embassies and consulates in 124 countries, Ibrahim said 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.