Egypt: Nation Announces Measures for Expat Vote On Referendum

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Hayam Yousef, a mother of three, waits in line for her turn to vote in Egypt's first elections (file photo).

The Foreign Ministry announced on Monday 10/12/2012 measures for the start of the vote in the public referendum on the nation's new constitution, to be held from Wednesday to Saturday for Egyptians living abroad.

The voting process will be held in 150 Egyptian embassies and 11 consulates worldwide.

The voting, which starts Wednesday, will be held according to the local time of each country.

Egyptians in New Zealand's capital Wellington will be the first to vote while those in Los Angeles, the US, will be the last.

As many as 586,000 expats are registered to vote in the referendum.

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