In Pics: Egyptians flock to vote on last day of referendum on constitutional amendments
Mon, Apr. 22, 2019
CAIRO – 22 April 2019: Long queues of voters have been witnessed outside polling stations early Monday, as the third and last day of the referendum on the constitutional amendments kicked off.
High turnout of elderly, youth and women was recorded during the past two days.
The referendum on constitutional amendments is held on April 20-22 domestically, and April 19-21 abroad. A total of 61 million eligible voters were called for casting their ballots in the public referendum on the constitutional amendments.
The voting process has concluded abroad on Sunday, and embassies have embarked in the voting count procedures.
The Parliament passed a draft on Tuesday 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.
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.