Ruling military council denies banning Egyptians abroad from voting

Ahram Online, Friday 13 May 2011

No decision has been taken against allowing Egyptians abroad to vote, says country's interim military rulers

Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has released a statement (number 49) on their official Facebook page denying media reports that a decision has been taken to ban Egyptians living abroad from voting in the next parliamentary and presidential elections.

On Thursday, news spread that the military council took the decision to counter the Egyptian Cabinet's announcement last in April that the right to vote would be extended outside of Egypt.

Activists and rights groups have been campaigning for the right of Egyptians living abroad to vote through their embassies for years.

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