Egyptian Ambassador in Bosnia Hala el-Beshlawy and members of the Egyptian embassy during presidential election on 16 March 2018 - Egyptian embassy's Facebook page.
CAIRO – 16 March 2018: The Egyptian embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina opened its door as the Egyptian presidential poll abroad kicked off on Friday, according to the Egyptian embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Facebook page.
The embassy also posted a picture of the Egyptian Ambassador in Bosnia Hala el-Beshlawy while casting her vote.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe.
On its Facebook page, the Egyptian embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina posted a guide for voters to abide by during the poll. The post listed all conditions for eligible voters, and called on for Egyptians in Bosnia and Herzegovina to participate in the election process.
Consulates and embassies across the world officially opened their doors Friday at 9 a.m., according to each country’s local time.
The Egyptian embassy in New Zealand was the first to open to the electorate, given an 11-hour time difference with Cairo.
China, Japan, Russia and Indonesia followed shortly throughout the night. Due to political unrest and a worsening security situation, voting will not take place in Libya, Syria and Yemen.
Sixty million eligible voters will cast their ballots in the election on March 26-28 in Egypt, while expatriates will vote between Friday and March 18 at 139 polling stations located in embassies and consulates across 124 countries, Ibrahim said in a press conference.
The Egyptian Foreign Minister’s deputy, Hamdi Loza, previously said that all foreign missions have been provided with electronic scanners so voters’ ID cards and passports can be quickly scanned, noting that the whole expatriate voting process will be monitored by surveillance cameras linked with an operations room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The National Election Authority (NEA), headed by counselor Lashen Ibrahim, announced on February 24 the final candidates for Egypt’s upcoming presidential election: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Moussa Moustafa Moussa, the head of Al-Ghad Party.