Egyptians in West Bank, Gaza to cast presidential vote
Published Saturday 12/05/2012 (updated) 13/05/2012 11:22
Between 6 to 8 million Egyptians live abroad.
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Egyptian nationals living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are set to vote for the country's first president since the 2011 revolution which ousted Hosni Mubarak from power.
Seventy-two Egyptian nationals in the West Bank have the right to vote in the Ramallah consulate between May 11 and 17, Egypt's ambassador to the Palestinian Authority Yasser Othman told Ma'an on Saturday.
Egyptian nationals in the Gaza Strip will be able to vote online, Othman added.
Around one million expatriates have registered to vote among the 6 to 8 million Egyptians who live abroad, mostly in Europe, North America and Gulf Arab states, according to official figures cited by local Egyptian media.
If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round, a run-off between the two top-placed contenders will take place in June.
Reuters contributed to this report