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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Election update- Egyptians living abroad to start voting tomorrow

ELECTION UPDATE- The presidential election gets underway tomorrow when Egyptians living abroad begin casting their ballots at embassies and consulates. Egyptians living in Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and the Central African Republic will not be able to vote due to instability in those countries, Ahram Gate reports.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has urged the voters to head to the polls regardless of whether they’re voting for him or for his rival, according to Ahram Gate. High turnout is important, the president said.

Employers urged to give staff paid time off to vote: The Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce is urging employers to give employees paid leave during the primary 26-28 voting window. Students won’t be getting time off, though: The Education Ministry has already said that only schools hosting polling stations will be shut.

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