27 May 2014

Egypt Govt Says Non-Voters to Be Fined 500 Egp

Cairo — Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said on Tuesday that those who do not vote in the country's presidential election will be fined in accordance with the law.

A judicial source told Aswat Masriya earlier on Tuesday that the Presidential Elections Commission will abide by Article 47 of the new elections law and will fine those who do not vote 500 Egyptian pounds (70 US Dollar).

Egyptians have until 10.00 p.m. on Tuesday to vote for either former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi or leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi to be president.

Preliminary reports indicate a lower turnout than expected or anticipated.

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