Thousands of Egyptians Line Up to Vote Outside Embassy in Kuwait

Fattah al Sisi

Fattah al Sisi

The Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs has launched an operation room to follow up on the 2018 presidential election overseas.

Immigration Minister Nabila Makram called on Egyptian expatriates to exercise their "legal and constitutional right" to take part in the poll.

It is significant that the Egyptian Elections Committee is not allowing any foreign monitors to cover the electoral process.

On Friday, eligible Egyptian voters overseas started casting their ballots at Egyptian embassies across the world and for three consecutive days.

The elections are expected to run till March 18 at the Egyptian Embassy and Consulate.

Loza also encouraged Egyptian communities worldwide to continue participating in the elections.

Meanwhile, the NEC chose to cancel the voting in four countries - Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia - for security reasons and to protect the lives of Egyptians living there.

In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, attends a conference commemorating the country's martyrs, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Egyptians at home are due on March 26-28 to cast their ballots in 27 governorates.

The primary results of the first round of the election will be announced on March 29, where decisions on appeals submitted by candidates, if any, will be made.

The announcement came three days after Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot said it would restart flights between the two capitals from April 11.

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