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Egyptian expats in Jordan vote on constitutional amendments

[4/20/2019 6:28:46 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Egyptian expatriates in Jordan have started voting in the referendum on a set of proposed constitutional amendments, in the headquarters of the Egyptian embassy.

Egyptian expatriates started a three-day voting on the new constitutional amendments in 140 embassies and consulates of 125 countries worldwide, amid massive campaigning for the amendments abroad and domestically.

“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.”

Polls will be open Saturday through Monday to vote on the new amendments, which would increase the presidential term from four to six years, allocate 25 percent of parliamentary seats to women, and re-introduce the Shura Council under the name The Senate.

Egypt’s Ministry of Migration dedicated hotlines for Egyptian expatriates to receive any complaints or questions related to the three-day public referendum.

*Egypt Today

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