Egyptians abroad continue to vote in their country's presidential elections

Photo showing a young man living in Sudan casting his vote at the Egyptian Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan Mar 16, 2018. (Reuters)
Updated 17 March 2018
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Egyptians abroad continue to vote in their country's presidential elections

CAIRO: The second day of voting for Egyptians living abroad in the 2018 presidential elections was described as “good” and “satisfactory” by Egypt’s National Elections Authority on Saturday.

Elections authority spokesman Mahmoud El-Sherif said the voting process was “no different” than it was on Friday.

Egyptian expats continued to cast their votes in 116 polling stations set up in Egyptian embassies and consulates worldwide, according to Ahram Online.

Voting for Egyptians living abroad ends on Sunday March 18. Several videos surfaced online showing men and women celebrating as they voted.

While voting continues, Egyptian authorities have not published any turn out figures, el-Sherif noted that Egyptian communities in Arab Gulf countries continue to turn out in numbers to vote.


Arab coalition targets Houthi military camps in Sanaa

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Arab coalition targets Houthi military camps in Sanaa

  • The raid included the Al-Dailami air base
  • The US blamed the Houthis on Thursday for the hold-up to a UN-led peace deal

CAIRO: The SArab coalition in Yemen launched raids on Houthi camps in the capital Sanaa, including the Al-Dailami air base, Al-Arabiya TV reported on Saturday.
The US ambassador to Yemen blamed the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Thursday for the hold-up to a UN-led peace deal in the main port of Hodeidah and said Houthi weapons pose a threat to other countries in the region.