Voting changes for Egyptians living abroad

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 Dec 2013

Polling stations separate from embassies and consulates to be set up in foreign cities, according to presidential decree

Egyptians voting
Egyptians voting in parliamentary elections in 2011 (Photo: Reuters)

Egyptians living abroad will be able to vote at polling stations separate from embassies and consulates following a decree issued by interim President Adly Mansour on Wednesday night.

The number of the Egyptian voters registered at each polling stations will not exceed 1,000 voters, according to the decree.

Diplomatic staff, rather than judges, will supervise the elections and referendums taking place abroad, it added.

According to the roadmap implemented after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July, the 2012 constitution was suspended and a panel formed to make amendments. The constitution will be put to a national referendum followed by parliamentary and presidential elections.

Interim President Adly Mansour received the final draft of the amended constitution on Tuesday.

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