CAIRO – Voting on the third and last day of the 2024 presidential elections for Egyptians abroad began at diplomatic missions.
Some 137 embassies and consulates across 121 countries opened their doors to voters at 9:00 am according to every country’s local time.
High turnout was reported on the first and second day of voting.
The candidates running for the presidency include incumbent President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, who is running for a third term in office and whose electoral symbol is a star; Farid Zahran, the leftist opposition Social Democratic Party candidate with the sun as his electoral symbol; Abdel-Sanad Yamama, candidate of the Wafd party who has chosen the palm tree as his electoral symbol; and Hazem Omar, the Republican People’s Party candidate, with the ladder as his electoral symbol.
Meanwhile, voting within Egypt will take place from 10-12 December.
The final result will be announced on 18 December if no run-off is required.