Published: 2018-03-16 19:26
Last Updated: 2018-03-17 09:10
Egyptians residing abroad cast their vote for the 2018 presidential election on Friday. There are 139 polling stations located in embassies across the globe that will accept ballots during a three-day period from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local times.
The current president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi runs for a second four-year term and faces leader of liberal opposition al-Ghad party, Musa Mustafa, who according to Egyptian news outlet Youm7, had voiced support for Sisi up until a few days before deciding to enter the race.
In Amman, elections were hosted at the Egyptian embassy under the auspices of Ambassador Tareq Adel, Youm7 reported. The embassy witnessed a great number of voters during the first day of the voting process.
Pre-election silence was in effect for two days prior voting to allow candidates to reflect upon the two candidates without the influence of their campaigns.
Egypt’s National Electoral Commission has set March 29 as the date for preliminary results and April 2 as the day for final result announcement.