NAC convenes with ambassador to Canada to press expat vote

A National Association for Change (NAC) delegation on Thursday met with Egyptian ambassador to Canada, Ahmed Abul Majd, to encourage the enforcement of the Egyptian expatriate constitutional right to vote in the 2011 presidential elections. The delegation, composed of seven NAC members, delivered a letter to Abul Majd intended for President Mubarak, cabinet ministers, and parliamentary members.

NAC member Mohamed Shokr said the Egyptian constitution grants Egyptians living abroad the right to vote without exception. The current elections law, however, doesn’t support this right, Shokr said.

Shokr said Egyptians living in Canada and other countries were pleased with recent ministerial statements declaring the government’s intention to welcome their votes.

There are more than 100,000 Egyptian expatriates residing in Canada, most of whom are eligible to vote, Shokr added.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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