Egypt: Biblawy - I'm Optimistic Over Participation of Egyptians

Prime Minister Dr Hazem El Biblawy said he is optimistic over the participation of Egyptians on the first day of voting on the constitution, adding approval of the constitution is an important step in building the homeland.

He said all citizens are fully aware of the importance of this critical stage in Egypt's history, adding high turnout on the part of men and women, Moslems and Christians is a national duty.

He said the Egyptian people have been keen since the early hours of Tuesday to stand in queues in front of the polling stations to express their opinion in full freedom and transparency. Biblawy gave this statement while casting his vote in Heliopolis.

The Prime Minister hailed judges and polling stations staff wishing them full success in their assignment.

He said he expects that millions of Egyptians will take part in voting on the second day to confirm that their revolution is forging ahead in the right direction.

He said Egyptians who are hesitant to take part in voting are wrong as the state security bodies are exerting every possible effort to secure polling station and voters.

The Prime Minister said he had contacts yesterday with all governors through the operations theatre established at the Information and Decision Supporting Center (IDSC.

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