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.


Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in UAE on state visit

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in UAE on state visit

Pakistan’s new prime minister, former cricket player Imran Khan, has visited the United Arab Emirates on his first official overseas trip, after concluding a state visit to Saudi Arabia.

Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi held talks on Wesdneday Khan on regional and international issues of mutual interest as well as ways to enhance bilateral ties.

While in Saudi Arabia, Khan met with King Salman at a luncheon at Al-Salam Palace.