Second day of referendum on constitutional amendments kicks off in Egypt

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Sun, 21 Apr 2019 - 08:11 GMT

Woman voter shows her inked finger after casting her vote in referendum in 6 of October city - Mohamed el-Hosary/Egypt Today

Woman voter shows her inked finger after casting her vote in referendum in 6 of October city - Mohamed el-Hosary/Egypt Today

CAIRO - 21 April 2019: Polling stations nationwide started receiving voters for the second day to cast their ballots in the referendum on the constitutional amendments on Sunday at 9 am.

The referendum is held under full judicial supervision with the participation of 19,339 judges.

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Egyptian voters cast ballot on the second day of referendum in Sayeda Zeinab and Gamaleya districts, Cairo - Amr Mostafa/Egypt Today

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Egyptian voters cast ballot on the second day of referendum in Sayeda Zeinab and Gamaleya districts, Cairo - Amr Mostafa/Egypt Today

Various civil society organizations, local and international media outlets are following up the three-day referendum.

The referendum includes voting on amending 12 articles of the Constitution.

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Egyptian voters cast ballot on the second day of referendum in Sayeda Zeinab and Gamaleya districts, Cairo - Amr Mostafa/Egypt Today

Resident Egyptians are invited to vote on April 20 - 22. The parliament passed a draft to amend and add 25 articles to the constitution. Those are mainly on the length of presidential terms, introduction of a senate, quotas in the House of Representatives, the selection mechanisms of courts presidents, and the role of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

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Egyptian voters cast ballot on the second day of referendum in Sayeda Zeinab and Gamaleya districts, Cairo - Amr Mostafa/Egypt Today

The electoral database includes 61, 344, 503 citizens. Of which, 30,446,134 are women. The number of polling places is 10,878. The voting process is observed by 15,324 judges, who are actually present in the polling places, and administered by 120,000 employees.

MENA contributed to this report

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