10 must know facts about the Egyptian presidential election 2
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Juli Choquet
Wednesday 28 March 2018 Last update on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 At 8:49 AM

With a great absence of surprise into the 2018 Egyptian election, as the sole candidate Abdel Fattah El Sissi is about to win, Ecomnews Med details you the poll rules of the country.

60 million of people are apparently eligible for voting in a country where 100 million people are living in.

Why can’t the others 40 million people vote?

In Egypt, the age limiting the vote first as the poll is open to 18 years old minimum voters. People with mental disorder can’t vote (Law 45/2014) as well as those already convicted of a felony. Armed forces and police are not allowed to vote.

To vote, the citizen must show a valid ID otherwise they can’t participate. Citizen are invited to vote within their residential area proved by a valid address. Polling stations were opened 12 hours for two days from 9 am to 9 pm

Security concerns

Egyptian Ministry of Interior enlisted 200 000 security guards nationwide. Indeed the power fears an umpteenth terrorist attack.

How are Egyptian elections working out?

To win at the first round, it is expected by the law to gather 51% of the ballot. Given the no-surprise situation, Al Sissi is about to score it. The sole interest of those elections is actually the final turnout. Results will be gathered by a local committee which is communicating the ballot at the end of the poll.

The 1st round primary result is expected to be known on the 2nd of April if no candidates are making an appeal decision. The final result will be announced on the 2nd of April but the official 2018 presidential election results (including turnout) will be released on May the 1st.

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