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The results of Egyptian expatriate voting will be announced a day before voting begins inside Egypt, according to a judicial source quoted in privately owned Al-Shorouk newspaper.
Voting for Egyptians abroad is scheduled to end at 8 pm on 17 May.
“Vote counting will take place inside Egyptian embassies and consulates in 166 countries on 22 May, hours before the start of local voting,” the source said.
Voting results from each embassy and consulate’s internal polling station will be publicly announced at the embassies with the representatives of presidential candidates and civil society organization in attendance, and approved by the Presidential Elections Commission.
The number of voters abroad was 57,000 as of Monday evening. Most of them live in Gulf countries.
Those registered to vote make up a small proportion of the estimated 8 million Egyptians living abroad. The elections commission says around 500,000 are registered to vote in 166, and most are in Saudi Arabia.
Around 53 million Egyptians in Egypt are eligible to vote.