ARAB CAPITALS – Egypt’s embassies and consulates in Riyadh, Kuwait city, Manama and Doha opened their doors at 9 a.m. local time on Friday morning to Egyptian voters to cast their ballots in the 2024 Egyptian presidential election.
Eligible voters head to polling stations at Egypt’s embassies and consulates to the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, Iraq, India, Afghanistan and Pakistan to cast their votes.
The embassies have made all logistical and technical preparations to ease the voting process for Egyptian electors, who desire to exercise their constitutional right within a free and fair democratic political process.
According to Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA), voting for Egyptians abroad start on December 1-3, 2023, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm according to the local time in every country.
The voting process will take place in 137 Egyptian embassies and consulates in 121 countries across the world.
Candidates running for the presidency include incumbent President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, represented by a star symbol; as well as Farid Zahran, the Social Democratic Party candidate, with the electoral symbol of a sun.
This is in addition to Abdel Sanad Yamama, the candidate chosen by Egypt’s oldest liberal party, Al-Wafd, who is represented by the symbol of a palm tree; and Hazem Omar, the Republican People’s Party candidate, with a ladder symbol.
All Egyptians, whose names are registered in the electoral roll and carry a valid passport or national ID card, are entitled to vote.