On Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 November 2015 at the Embassy of Egypt in Washington, D.C., hundreds of Egyptian expatriates living in the U.S. voted in the second phase of parliamentary elections The Embassy was one of 139 Egyptian embassies and consulates around the world hosting Egyptians abroad for the second voting phase, during which 37,000 Egyptians abroad cast ballots, marking a 22 percent increase compared to the first phase.
To mark this important milestone in Egypt’s democratic evolution, the Embassy compiled a short video [INSERT VIDEO LINK] featuring footage of Egyptian expatriates exercising their right to vote and sharing their thoughts on Egypt’s political progress.
According to one voter in Washington, “We [Egypt] have a new Constitution; we have a new president; and now we have a new parliament. We have the process of democracy. That’s why Egypt is moving on. Today, I did a great thing for my country. Not just for me, but for my family, for my people and and for all of Egypt.”
For more information on Egypt’s parliamentary elections and enhanced role of Parliament, please see our factsheet here.