Emigration minister urges Egyptian expats to participate in upcoming presidential election

Ahram Online , Tuesday 26 Sep 2023

Egypt’s Minister of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates' Affairs Soha Gendy has urged all Egyptians living abroad to cast their votes in the upcoming presidential election.

Soha Gendy
File photo: Egypt s Minister of Emigration and Egyptian Exparities Affairs Soha Gendy


The Egyptian expats represent "a major pillar" in the coming election, Gendy said in a statement on Tuesday.

"I call upon all Egyptians living abroad who have the right to vote to participate in the upcoming presidential elections, as it is a fundamental constitutional right guaranteed to them by the constitution and the law," the statement cited the minister as saying.

The election process will stretch from 5 October to 18 December in case of no run-offs, the National Election Authority announced Monday.

Overseas voting is scheduled for 1-3 December, while voting at home is scheduled for 10-12 December.

Online voting is not allowed, Minister Gendy said, adding that the expats eligible to vote should head to polling stations in the Egyptian embassies and consulates to cast ballots.

The winner will be announced on 18 December if no run-off is required.

In case no candidate secures an absolute majority of valid votes, the two leading candidates will run for a second round of voting on 5-7 January abroad and on 8-10 January 2024 nationwide.

The winner of the run-off will be announced on 16 January.

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