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Egypt concludes three-day referendum on constitutional amendments

CAIRO, Polling stations across Egypt closed doors late on Monday, ending the third and final day of voting in a referendum on amending the 2014 constitution.

The Egyptian TV reported that polling stations nationwide closed at 09:00 p.m. local time (06:00 GMT) and the electoral officials started voting counting.

The National Elections Authority (NEA) also announced that the voting process went smoothly during the three days.

NEA Spokesman Judge Mahmoud El-Sharif has said the results of the referendum are expected to be announced on 27 April.

El-Sharif said the referendum process was being conducted in 10,878 polling stations and 13,919 committees. He noted that the number of eligible voters is 61.34 million.

The amendments include changing the length of presidential terms from four to six years.

They also extend the second term of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, which is set to end in 2022, by two years, and allow him to run for office for another term in 2024.

El-Sisi was first elected president in 2014 and was re-elected last year.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

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