Egyptian expatriates inside Egyptian embassy in New Zealand to vote on the constitutional amendments - Press Photo
CAIRO – 18 April 2019: It is Friday in New Zealand, according to the country’s local time. Egyptian expats will be welcomed to cast their ballot in the referendum on some constitutional amendments over three consecutive days.
New Zealand, according to Egypt’s time, is considered to be the first country to vote in all presidential elections.
Further information about how election goes in New Zealand and other countries will later be provided.
Manar El Husseini
Egypt Today monitors Manar El Husseini who is considered the first Egyptian woman to vote in the constitutional referendum at the Egyptian Embassy in New Zealand.
Lasheen Ibrahim, head of the National Election Authority (NEA), called on the Egyptian expatriates to vote in the planned referendum on constitutional amendments from Friday, April 19, to Sunday, April 21.
He also announced that the public referendum for the locals inside the country will take place from Saturday, April 20 to Monday, April 22.
Ibrahim urged the citizens to accompany their children and enjoy their constitutional right, urging them to ignore the boycott calls, and to cast their ballot in polling stations nationwide.
There will be a judge to supervise each of the ballot boxes, Ibrahim said, affirming that the NEA, the body charged with managing the electoral process, is keen to ensure the transparency of the voting process.