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Presidential elections begin Thursday for Egyptians abroad

Egyptians across 124 countries will begin voting on Thursday


Voting for presidential elections is scheduled to begin on Thursday for Egyptians abroad across 141 overseas embassies and diplomatic missions in 124 countries. (AFP Photo)
Voting for presidential elections is scheduled to begin on Thursday for Egyptians abroad across 141 overseas embassies and diplomatic missions in 124 countries.
(AFP Photo)

Voting for presidential elections is scheduled to begin on Thursday for Egyptians abroad across 141 overseas embassies and diplomatic missions in 124 countries.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it had established an operating room during the days for voting, which will go from Thursday 15 May until Sunday 18 May. The ministry, in an official statement issued on Wednesday, said it would receive reports, complaints, and monitor logistical and security support for Egyptians casting their ballots overseas.

The Supreme Electoral Commission (SEC) during a Wednesday press conference said that its missions in Syria, Somalia, Libya, and the Central African Republic would not be open for voting due to security concerns in those countries.

Multiple polling stations were required in countries with more Egyptian citizens, including in Germany, China, Turkey, the United States, and Switzerland.

The foreign ministry added that any Egyptian with valid government identification would be able to vote at embassies, even those temporarily overseas for tourism or medical treatment.

These elections are the first time eased restrictions have been enacted for voters abroad. Then Ministry of Foreign Affairs previously said that voters would automatically be removed from the voters’ base to prevent duplication. The system resembles the one used inside the country for January’s constitutional referendum, when voters were permitted to vote outside of their home governorates.

Voters will have to choose between Nasserist politician Hamdeen Sabahy, represented by the eagle symbol on ballots, and former Minister of Defence Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, represented by the star.

Polling stations inside Egypt are scheduled to be open on 26 and 27 May.

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  • Bittertruth

    “The United States isn’t rising up to the challenge and is shy to chide the oppressive measures of the de facto rulers in Cairo, so as not to discompose the Saudis, the Emiratis, the Kuwaitis, and the Israelis who are content with the status quo in Egypt. The European Union is subtly accepting the worsening situation in Egypt, and furthering its backing to the junta’s bogus roadmap drawn by its presidential candidate last July. All the chatter about democracy, good governance, and human rights has been tested in Egypt’s case, and the west, led by the United States and the EU, has miserably failed to protect anything except their selfish momentary interests.

    Unless profound internal pressure from Egypt’s people, civil society, and journalists, is skillfully exerted on the army, the hope of democracy in the Arab world won’t be attained for years to come. Egypt is a litmus test, and failing the test will carry dire consequences for western nations before the Egyptians and their democracy-yearning neighbours. The battle is not between populism and western interventions as the incumbent de facto rulers daily portray, nor it between Islam and western values, as the Muslim Brotherhood claim. The battle is between democracy, good governance, and their impeding prosperity on the one side, and crony authoritarianism on the other.”
    Mohammed Selim Khalil – Media Scholar

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  • outsidethebox

    In order for Egypt to succeed, there should be unification of all citizens for democracy. There can not be a slight percentage whom is ignorant, which is partially the reason for political unrest. Ignorance and being indifferent is no place if Egypt is to look upon democracy and to follow the constitution’s “legacy”. Agree?

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  • KALUSAYAKKARAGE SUNIL • 3 days ago

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    Posted by: kalusayakkarage sunil
    May 10 , 2014
    Who Will Wine Egyptian presidential election- 2014 –Sri lanka Astrology News Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Will Wine — General Election India- 2014 Name: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi –Born Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi
    19 November 1954 (age 59)
    Cairo, Egypt: virgo Longitude 72 E 28 The system used is the Indian Vedic system. The lord of the tenth house brings power and status, in this horoscope, Moon, the lord of the tenth house forms good results).Abdel Fattah el-Sisi comes under the influence of Ravi Mahadasha from 8th October 2013, which will be in force in 2014 too and beyond, the right time to get the Raj Yoga results. Narrowing down, he will be under the influence of Mars Antardasha in the first two months of 2014, Mars is the participant in forming this Neecha Bhanga Raaj Yoga, so stands a Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi very good chance. Another positive factor is that he will be under the positive influence of Shani Sade Saathi at that time. Chandra is a Yog Karak planet for Cancer Ascendant, so its Saade Chandra will confer positive results for Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi . Shani will be exalted in 2014 in the ascendant itself, consider Kuja as a Yog Karaka planet being strong here. Ravi will aspect his tenth house of career, power, status, authority throughout 2014. make an attempt to predict whether-Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be the next President of Egyptian.Mr.Abdel Fattah el-Sisi — will wine — –2014 –. sure and definity (WORLD,s NO.1 ASTROLOGER — Sri lanka —-. K. SUNIL OPTHELLE–SRI LANKA (K. Sunil Opathella—Master of Astrology) please reply letter(K.sunil-Galboda-waturugama Sri lanka)T.P.+94 33 2278121 / +72 2636240

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