The Arab League has confirmed its role in overseeing the upcoming presidential election in Egypt, scheduled for December 10-12. Assistant Secretary General Khalil Ibrahim Zawadi will lead a monitoring team that will later submit a comprehensive final report to the Arab League chief, before it is sent to the relevant Egyptian authorities.
Egypt's Presidential Election: A Global Affair
According to reports by Doaa El-Bey, the voting process for Egyptian expatriates or those outside the country, will commence on Friday. These individuals can cast their votes in the nearest embassy or consulate across 121 countries, from December 1-3. The final results will be announced on December 18.
Underlying Political Dynamics
The expected victory of Sisi is not entirely attributed to popularity or extraordinary economic performance. Rather, it reflects the current political dynamics of Egypt with consistently decreasing voter turnout, election after election. The opposition, while attempting to gauge the political climate, is yet to pose a significant challenge to Sisi's leadership.
Role of the Foreign Ministry
Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry has directed diplomatic missions to assist Egyptians residing abroad in participating in the presidential elections. The Ministry has established an operations room at its headquarters to monitor its missions abroad, ensuring the smooth execution of the electoral process.
Foreign Minister Shoukry has also urged Egyptians abroad to exercise their constitutional right and express their will in the presidential elections. He inspected the final preparations for holding the elections for Egyptians abroad at the Egyptian Embassy in Paris, reinforcing the importance of the voting process.