12 January 2014

Egypt: Referendum Draws High Turnout Abroad

Egyptians were voting on a new constitution Tuesday amid high security in a referendum likely to launch a presidential bid by the army chief who ... ( Resource: Polls Open in Egypt Constitution Vote )

Egyptian expatriates kept flocking for the fifth and last voting day to polling stations at diplomatic missions to give their opinion about the draft constitution.

As many as 94,000 Egyptians from 138 communities abroad cast their ballots in the public referendum, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday.

The Foreign Ministry's operations room is following up the voting process around the clock, the statement added.

The vote will be shut down at 9 p.m. according to the local time of each country and after which vote counting will start, it said.

The public referendum will be held inside Egypt on January 14 and 15.


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