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AL Secretary General votes in constitutional amendments referendum

Saturday 20/April/2019 - 03:49 PM
The Arab League (AL)
The Arab League (AL) Secretary General Dr. Ahmed Abul-Gheit
Hassnein Tayea
The Arab League (AL) Secretary General Dr. Ahmed Abul-Gheit cast her ballot in a referendum on a set of proposed constitutional amendments، in a polling station at Al-Nogoum School in Heliopolis district، Cairo.

Abul-Gheit called on Egyptians to take part in the referendum، which became something necessary and vital for the coming period.

He added that President Al-Sisi needs another term in office to be able to fulfill his reform programme، adding that the four-year term is not enough for the implementation of all development programs.

As the first day for resident Egyptians to vote in referendum on draft constitutional amendments kicked off on Saturday، Egyptians were keen to participate in forming up that piece of Egypt's history by casting their ballots in the constitutional amendment referendum.

Polls opened Saturday through Monday with 61 million Egyptians eligible to vote on the new amendments، which would increase the presidential term from four to six years، allocate 25 percent of parliamentary seats to women، re-introduce the Shura Council and reinstate vice president post.

TV channels showed queues of voters at some polling stations waiting minutes before the doors were opened and they were allowed in to cast their ballot by either agree or disagree on a set of proposed constitutional amendments passed by the parliament Tuesday.


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