Closed roads do not stop Egyptians from voting in Paris Closed roads do not stop Egyptians from voting in Paris

Closed roads do not stop Egyptians from voting in Paris

Sat, Apr. 20, 2019
CAIRO – 20 April 2019: The Egyptian embassy in Paris has seen a relatively high turnout of voters Saturday, despite certain streets being closed as a result of the Yellow Vest movement.

The roads around the embassy are, reportedly, closed, as a direct result of the protests of the Yellow Vest movement, who have left the country in despair. Despite this tragic fact, Egyptians took on the challenge and were adamant on going in high crowds, relative to other embassies, to vote in the referendum on the constitutional amendments.

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Closed roads do not stop Egyptians from voting in Paris

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Closed roads do not stop Egyptians from voting in Paris

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Closed roads do not stop Egyptians from voting in Paris

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Closed roads do not stop Egyptians from voting in Paris

Egyptian expatriates allowed to vote within the country in any sub-committee

Mahmoud El-Sherif, Deputy Chairperson of the National Elections Commission and Official Spokesperson, said that expatriates can vote in any sub-committee on the referendum. He explained that through the national identification card or passport, individuals can vote in any polling station.

The spokesperson also said in a statement to the Middle East News Agency on Friday that the Authority has taken measures to facilitate citizens and to prevent the recurrence of the vote through the use of phosphorous ink, as well as review the final database of voters and take legal action against those who exceed the frequency of voting.

The voter database is available to be accessed through the Commission's website on electoral centers, subcommittees and lists, indicating that the database is constantly being updated.

He added that the number of general committees to vote for Egyptians inside is 368 committees, which include 10,878 polling stations and 13,919 sub-committees, stressing that it is important for those eligible to vote to do so, noting that there will be a LE 500 fine for those who do not vote.

Lashin Ibrahim, Head of the National Electoral Commission and Vice-President of the Court of Cassation, called on voters whose names are registered in the voters' database to participate in the constitutional referendum. The elections will take place outside Egypt on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 19-21, And on Monday, 20, 21 and 22 April.

Of those eligible to vote, 61,344,503 voters, 50.37% are men and 49.63% are women.

The referendum process is subject to full judicial supervision, with 19,339 judges (basic and reserve), of whom 15,324 are actual judges at the ballot box.
 
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