Egyptian expats in Australia head to cast their vote in referendum for second day - Egypt Today Egyptian expats in Australia head to cast their vote in referendum for second day - Egypt Today

UPDATE: Second day of expat voting kicks off in Egypt's referendum

Sat, Apr. 20, 2019
CAIRO - 20 April 2019: Egyptian expats headed on Saturday to embassies and consulates for the second day to cast their vote in the referendum on a set of proposed constitutional amendments.

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Egyptian expats in Australia head to cast their vote in referendum for second day - Egypt Today

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A number of consulates have opened their doors to continue the three-day referendum process abroad, which kicked off on Friday. The first embassies to open was in New Zealand and Australia.

Egyptian nationals in China have also started flocking to the Egyptian embassy in Beijing for the second day of referendum. The first day of voting has reportedly seen many Egyptians at the polling stations abroad.

In Berlin, youth in addition to the Egyptian community and their families headed to the consulate to cast their vote.

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Members of Egyptian consulate during referendum process in Berlin - Egypt Today


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Egyptian nationals in African countries also visited their consulates to cast their ballot in the referendum on the second day of the voting process.

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Egyptian expats in Angola head to cast their vote in referendum for second day - Egypt Today


A number of Egyptians in London also gathered carrying Egyptian flags as they cast their vote.

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Egyptian expats in London head to cast their vote in referendum for second day - Egypt Today

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A total of 61 million eligible voters were called for casting their ballots in the public referendum on the constitutional amendments.

Egyptian expatriates started a three-day voting on the new constitutional amendments in 140 embassies and consulates of 125 countries worldwide, amid massive campaigning for the amendments abroad and domestically.

“The referendum on constitutional amendments will be completely supervised by the judiciary,” said Judge Lasheen Ibrahim, head of the National Election Authority, at a press conference held at the headquarters of the State Information Service in Cairo’s Nasser City district. “There will be a judge at every ballot box. The media and civil society will be able to follow the process.”

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Polls will be open Saturday through Monday to vote on the new amendments, which would increase the presidential term from four to six years, allocate 25 percent of parliamentary seats to women, and re-introduce the Shura Council under the name The Senate.

Egypt’s Ministry of Migration dedicated hotlines for Egyptian expatriates to receive any complaints or questions related to the three-day public referendum.

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Egyptian expats in Australia head to cast their vote in referendum for second day - Egypt Today

Egyptian expatriates could contact the Ministry of Migration on the following phone numbers: +201289850655/ +201017071810 / +201159476593.

They also can contact the ministry via mail: Info.elections@emigration.gov.eg , the minister said in a statement on Thursday.
 
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