Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 | 15 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
Egyptian expats in Oman vote to choose country’s next president

Egyptian expats in Oman vote to select country’s subsequent president

Speaking to Muscat Daily, H E Mohamed Ghoneim, Egypt’s Ambassador to Oman stated, “The turnout is very good. We started preparing for the elections a long time ago. Voting was conducted from March 16 to 18 from 9am to 9pm. There are about 60,000 Egyptian citizens living in Oman. About half of them have the right to vote in elections. We received thousands of voters who cast their votes with ease.”

H E Ghoneim pointed out that the election also supplied a great chance to gather information on Egyptians operating in Oman to be in a position to communicate with them in the future. “We thank the Omani authorities, all the Egyptian businessmen and the Egyptian community. All helped for the success of the electoral process.”

Mohammed Saad, manager in private sector firm stated, “Participation in the elections is a national duty and everyone’s correct. I as well voted with my brothers. We cast our votes for the most deserving candidate.” Boshra Wesal, a teacher, stated, she voted for stability and safety in the nation. Hussein Siam stated, “I was keen to choose the next president of Egypt as I love my country and wish for its stability and progress.”

The National Election Authority (NEA), headed by counsellor Lashen Ibrahim, announced on February 24 the final list for Egypt’s presidential election. Sixty million eligible voters will cast their votes in the election, starting March 26 till March 28 in Egypt, although expatriates voted from March 16 to 18 at 139 polling stations situated in embassies and consulates in 124 nations. Primary outcomes of the initial round will be announced on March 29, exactly where choices on appeals submitted by candidates, if any, will be produced. The outcomes of the initial round will be announced on April two.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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