Head of Egyptian Consulate in Kuwait Howaida Essam Abdulrahman stressed that the turnout of the Egyptian community to participate in the presidential elections exceeded all expectations.
She added that the large participation by the Egyptian voters in Kuwait today Sunday represents a message of love to their homeland. She pointed out that all age groups including، women، men and even elderly people are racing today to express their love and faith in their homeland through casting their votes. The consul of Egypt in Kuwait confirmed that buses were provided in front of the consulate headquarters to transfer citizens wishing to authenticate their documents from the consulate to the embassy premises in order to avoid disrupting the interests of the Egyptian community in Kuwait. Noteworthy that a huge number of voters lined up in long queues in front of the embassy waiting for the polling stations to open so they could cast their votes over the last two days of elections. Egyptians at home are due on March 26-28 to cast their ballots in the country's 27 governorates.
Egyptian Foreign Minister's Deputy Hamdi Loza said previously that all foreign missions have been provided with electronic scanners so voters’ ID cards and passports can be quickly scanned، noting that the whole expatriate voting process will be monitored by surveillance cameras linked with an operations room at the foreign ministry. In 2017 the government estimated the number of Egyptians living abroad at 9.4 million.
The National Election Authority (NEA)، headed by counselor Lashin Ibrahim، announced on February 24 the final list for Egypt’s upcoming presidential election including President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Moussa Moustafa Moussa، Head of al-Ghad Party. Sixty million eligible voters will cast their ballots in the election on March 26-28 in Egypt، while expatriates will vote on March 16-18 at 139 polling stations located in embassies and consulates of 124 countries، said Ibrahim in a press conference.