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AU’s mission arrives in Egypt to monitor Presidential elections

Thursday 22/March/2018 - 12:47 PM
Sada El Balad
Hassanein Tayea
The African Union sent a mission، headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdoulaye Diop of Mali and includes 40 observes، to take part in monitoring the presidential elections in Egypt، scheduled to be held in 26، 27 and 28 March.

Egyptian Ambassador to Malawi Maher Al-Adawi said that he held meeting yesterday Wednesday with Denis Mendala، a member of the Electoral Commission of Malawi، who was nominated to participate in the AU’s mission to monitor the Egyptian Presidential elections scheduled for March 26، 27 and 28
The Egyptian ambassador to Malawi said that the Egyptian communities in Malawi remarkably casted their votes in the presidential elections at the embassy in Lilongwe.
Noteworthy، The three-day period for Egyptians living overseas to cast their votes ended on Sunday.

The expatriate voting period lasted for three days -- starting from Friday -- from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local times of each country.

According to Egypt’s official electoral commission، 139 polling stations were set up at Egyptian diplomatic missions in 124 countries.

In February، the National Election Authority (NEA) announced the final list of the candidates، including current President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and head of al-Ghad Party Moussa Moustafa Moussa. Sisi has chosen a star as his symbol in the election، while Moussa chose a plane as his symbol.

The poll in Egypt will take place between 26 and 28 March. Any run-off vote will take place between 19 and 21 April for expatriates and on 24 and 26 April in Egypt. The winner will be announced on 2 April.

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