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Interior Minister casts ballots in constitutional amendments referendum

Saturday 20/April/2019 - 07:24 PM
Egyptian Minister
Egyptian Minister of the Interior Major General Mahmoud Tawf
Hassnein Tayea
Egyptian Minister of the Interior Major General Mahmoud Tawfiq cast his ballot on Saturday in a referendum on a set of proposed constitutional amendments، stressing the keenness of the ministry's bodies in coordination with the armed forces to provide a safer atmosphere to enable the Egyptian citizens to exercise their constitutional right and cast their votes.

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

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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