CAIRO: The second phase of parliamentary elections kicks off in Egyptian embassies and consulates abroad Saturday.
An estimated 35,000, or 2.9 percent, of eligible Egyptians abroad turned out to vote in the first phase that was conducted in October, according to the State Information Service.
Per the HEC rules, the eligible expatriates in the second round are those who were born in the governorates of Cairo, Qalubia, Dakahlia, Menoufia, Gharbia, Kafr El-Sheikh, Sharqia, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai, and South Sinai.
The highest turnout of the Egyptian voters abroad reached more than 600,000 in 2012 presidential elections in which former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi won. During the 2014 presidential elections, the number of expatriates’ votes registered 318,000 persons.