Egyptian expats launch ‘Your Voice is heard’ campaign to encourage voting in parliament election

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Sat, 17 Oct 2020 - 01:04 GMT

File- Egyptians living in Jordan cast their ballot in the early voting for the presidential election on May 26-27, at the Egyptian embassy in Amman, on May 15, 2014 - AFP

File- Egyptians living in Jordan cast their ballot in the early voting for the presidential election on May 26-27, at the Egyptian embassy in Amman, on May 15, 2014 - AFP

 
CAIRO – 17 October 2020:  A number of Egyptian expatriates in different countries around the globe launched a campaign titled “Your voice is heard” to encourage Egyptians abroad to cast their ballot in the parliamentary election due kick off on October 21, according to a statement from Ministry of State for Migration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs on Friday.
 
Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram have received a number of initiatives launched by groups of expats who are calling participation in the election, the statement said.
 
The founders of the initiative said that the campaign stands aloof from all individual candidates and lists, noting that the campaign is voluntary and non-profitable.
 
Egyptian expats will vote in the coming parliamentary elections via express mail amid fears of spread of Coronavirus, according to Makram in a previous statement late September.
 
The elections’ first phase will be held for Egyptians abroad from 21 to 23 October and locally from 24 to 25 October, as its results will be announced, November 1.
 
The run-off elections will be held abroad from 21 to 23 November and locally on November 23 and 24. For the second phase of elections, was set to be held abroad from 4 to 6 November and locally on 7 and 8 November and its results to be announced on November 15.
 
The run-off elections for the second phase will be conducted abroad on 5 to 7 December and locally on7 and 8 December. The final results of Egypt’s House elections to be formally announced by the National Elections Authority on December 14.
 
A total of 4,006 individual candidates and eight parties’ lists were accepted to run in the parliamentary elections.
 
Two lists in Cairo and south and center Delta were accepted including: The National Unified List for Egypt, and Call of Egypt electoral alliance (in Arabic Nedaa Masr Coalition). Both lists were also accepted in Northern, center and southern Upper Egypt, and eastern Delta. While in the western Delta sector the National Unified List for Egypt and Sons of Egypt list were accepted.
 
 

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