Final results of expatriates’ vote delayed

The final results of the expatriate vote are not announced yet because two presidential hopefuls said they suspected rigging in Saudi Arabia.

The expatriate voters results were scheduled to be announced Monday.

But presidential candidates Dr Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh and lawyer Khaled Ali submitted complaints about the voting process at the Egyptian Embassy in Riyadh and the Jeddah consulate.
The Egyptian mission in Saudi Arabia will send expatriate voters’ ballot papers to Egypt today.

Early results indicated Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi took about half the votes there.
In a statement, the campaign supporting Fotouh claimed it detected certain irregularities, saying that the consulate closed its doors after voting and asked the supervisors to leave and start the vote count the next day. It also claimed that certain political forces collected ID cards from voters and voted on their behalf, and duplicate ballots were sent by mail.

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