Expat Egyptians can now vote in runoff elections until Monday afternoon

Ahram Online, Saturday 3 Dec 2011

The Supreme Committee for Elections has opened the door for foreign-based Egyptians to vote in the parliamentary election runoffs through its official website

A foreign ministry spokesperson, Amr Roshdy, announced that the Supreme Committee for Elections has opened the door for expat Egyptians based internationally to vote in the parliamentary elections runoffs through the committee's official website.

He also said that Egyptian embassies will be accepting constituents’ votes until Monday afternoon; which they can either send through the mail or hand in, personally.

The same procedures of the first two polling days, he says, will be applied during the first-round runoffs. 

The first round of the parliamentary elections got underway last week, with the Islamists showing unequivocal supremacy.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), came out as overwhelming preference among the voters in the nine governorates that voted this week.

Second in popularity was the Salafist Al-Nour Party, which is running under the Islamist Alliance for Egypt bloc on the same electoral lists as Al-Asalaa Party and Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiyya’s Building and Development Party. Meanwhile, the liberal Egyptian Bloc seems to be trailing in third.

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