Egyptian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mahmoud Ouf said on Wednesday that so far 30,000 Egyptians living in Saudi Arabia have cast their votes in the presidential election runoff between Mohamed Morsy and Ahmed Shafiq.
“This reflects how keen the Egyptian community is to uphold its right to determine the future of their nation,” Ouf said, adding that he expects more votes over the weekend.
Saudi Arabia hosts the largest Egyptian expatriate community in the world.
Ouf urged voters to go to the embassy in Riyadh and the consulate in Jeddah, or to mail their votes quickly, so as to avoid last minute crowds.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm