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Egypt's expats to vote on constitution 8 December

The eight million Egyptians living abroad are set to participate in the constitutional referendum next week, ahead of local polls expected across Egypt on 15 December

Ahram Online, Monday 3 Dec 2012
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Egypt's expats vote in the presidential elections runoffs in 2012 (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday that Egyptians living abroad will vote on Egypt's draft constitution between 8 - 11 December.

The ministry spokesman confirmed that Egypt's embassies and consulates will extend their opening hours to 8am -8pm so that people can vote in the referendum before and after work.

The draft constitution was approved by the president on Saturday: Egyptians are expected to head to the polls on 15 December.

However the details of the voting process have yet to be confirmed as the judges, who usually supervise the polling stations, have gone on strike in reaction to Morsi's decree which was issued on 22 November.

The number of Egyptians living abroad is estimated to be around eight million, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued in 2012.

However, number of expat participants in last year's presidential elections runoff was around 300,000 voters.

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soraya shehata
07-12-2012 11:10am
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the protest in Egypt
i wish morsi will clean up his act and to stop the lies and respect the people of egypt they do not trust him any more after the revolution there is no fear .if they got mubarak out they can get you too.
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soraya shehata
07-12-2012 11:07am
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the protest in Egypt
i wish morsi will clean up his act and to stop the lies and respect the people of egypt they do not trust him any more after the revolution there is no fear .if they got mubarak out they ca get you too.
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John Fannel, Tulsa, Oklahoma
03-12-2012 05:11pm
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Mubarak's judges
If Mubarak's judges want to boycott the referendum, and betray their mission, they should be fired immediately. President reagan dismissed air traffic controllers replacing them with military controllers. He said, "If they don't report for work within 48 hours, they are in violation of the law, and they have forfeited their jobs, and will be terminated." President Mursi should deal decisively with these irresponsible politicized judges. They have betrayed their mission.
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Syyed Mansoor Agha
03-12-2012 03:45pm
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Appoint a panel of reputed judeges to oversee rthe voting
It is the right of the people of Egypt to decide on draft constitution. If Hon. Judges of Supreme Constitutional Bench deny people to excise their right, a panel from among sitting and retired judges of reputation must be constituted by Presidential Degree to oversee the referendum. Nobody should become a wall between people and their legitimate right.
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Sim Sim
04-12-2012 10:46am
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I was denied the right to represented in the drafting of the constitution
I was denied the right to represented in the drafting of the constitution. If it's just a matter or voting, why not left Israel draft our constitution or the devil himself?
Hamdy
03-12-2012 07:31pm
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Why the rush?
Giving a doucment as important as the "constituation" only 2 weeks to vote on is total unacceptable.
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