Early expatriate voting results come in from Malaysia, Australia

Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh took the lead in the presidential race among expatriates in Malaysia, with 100 votes. Out of the 468 Egyptians registered to vote in Malaysia, 270 voted in the presidential election.

Voting in Egypt is slated for 23 and 24 May, but voting for Egyptian expatriates started last Friday and ends Thursday.

The Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohamed Morsy, came in second with 85 votes, followed by Hamdeen Sabbahi with 60 votes, according to statistics by the Egyptian embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

An Egyptian television correspondent in Sydney said that preliminary results show that Amr Moussa came in first in Australia. The correspondent said 1,589 of 2,890 Egyptian expats voted.

Amr Moussa won 865 votes, followed by Sabbahi with 241 votes, Ahmed Shafiq with 179 votes, Abouel Fotouh with 174, Morsy with 101, Mohamed Selim al-Awa with 15 votes, and Khaled Ali with 5 votes. Hesham al-Bastawisi and Abul Ezz al-Hariry each took one vote. Mahmoud Hossam and Hossam Khairallah did not receive any votes.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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