Egyptian expats’ voting in 2015 parliamentary elections kicks off
An Egyptian casts his vote during the elecctions - AFP

CAIRO: Egyptian expatriates headed to 139 Egyptian embassies and consulates worldwide to cast their ballots in the 2015 Parliamentary election.

The Eligible expatriates, who were born in 14 governorates of Giza, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Asyut, the New Valley, Sohag, Qena , Luxor, Aswan, Red Sea, Alexandria, Beheira, and Marsa Matrouh are voting without prior registrations with their IDs or Passports, according to the Egyptian High Elections Commissions (HEC) rules.

Voting process starts at 9:00 a.m. local time of each country; however, the elections were cancelled in four countries namely; Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Central Africa over security concerns.

Run-off of the first phase will be carried out Oct. 26 and 27 for expats, according to the schedule set by the HEC.

Coincidently, Egypt witnessed electoral silence ahead the first phase of the parliamentary elections that will start in Egypt Sunday for two days.

The second round of elections for the expatriates is scheduled to start Nov. 21 and 22and. It includes the governorates of Cairo, Qalubia, Dakahlia, Menoufia, Gharbia, Kafr El-Sheikh, Sharqia, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai, and South Sinai. Meanwhile Egyptians inside Egypt will vote on Nov. 22 and 23.

The run-offs in the second round will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 for expats, and Dec. 1 and 2 in Egypt.

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