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Egypt

The second day of voting on constitutional referendum amendments concluded

Sunday 21/April/2019 - 09:11 PM
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Mohamed Emad
Egyptian polling stations closed doors at 9:00 pm on the second day of the referendum on constitutional amendments which would last till Monday in Egypt and Sunday abroad.

Polling stations across Egypt opened their doors on Sunday for the second of three days of voting in a referendum on a series of constitutional amendments.

There are currently 10،878 central polling stations and 13،919 polling stations across the country available for the vote، which closes on Monday night.

A total of 61 million eligible voters were called for casting their ballots in the public referendum on the constitutional amendments.

Around 20،000 judges are supervising the voting process at ballot boxes، and 55 local civil society groups، five foreign non-government organisations and three national councils will monitor the vote.

“The referendum on constitutional amendments will be completely supervised by the judiciary،” said Judge Lasheen Ibrahim، head of the National Election Authority، at a press conference held at the headquarters of the State Information Service in Cairo’s Nasser City district. “There will be a judge at every ballot box. The media and civil society will be able to follow the process.

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