Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram - FILE
CAIRO - 7 October 2020: Eight parliamentary seats are reserved for Egyptians abroad, and the Immigration Ministry is campaigning to advise Egyptian communities about candidacy and voting, Minister Nabila Makram has said.
Makram, minister of immigration, told Extra News channel Tuesday that the ministry collaborates with the National Elections Authority to teach holders of the Egyptian passport outside the country on how to run for the House of Representatives elections amid the coronavirus pandemic and encourage them to vote.
About 9.4 Egyptian expatriates love abroad, according to 2016 statistics by Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), most of whom reside in Arab countries, and some love in the Americas and Europe.
Candidacy for Egypt’s House of Representatives elections to open from September 17 to September 23, President of the National Elections Authority (NEA) Lasheen Ibrahim said, Thursday.
He added in a press conference announcing Egypt’s coming parliament elections timeline that the elections’ first phase will be held for Egyptians abroad from 21 to 23 October and locally from 24 to 25 October, as its results will be announced, November 1.
The run-off elections will be held abroad from 21 to 23 November and locally on November 23 and 24, Ibrahim said.
For the second phase of elections, was set to be held abroad from 4 to 6 November and locally on 7 and 8 November and its results to be announced on November 15.
The run-off elections for the second phase will be conducted abroad on 5 to 7 December and locally on7 and 8 December. The final results of Egypt’s House elections to be formally announced by the National Elections Authority on December 14.