Egypt’s National Election Authority has warned that eligible voters who do not vote in the ongoing presidential election will be fined $28.
More than 59 million Egyptians are eligible to vote in the three-day presidential election that began on 26 March.
The country’s incumbent President, Abdul Fattah Al-sisi, is widely expected to win a second term in the controversial polls.
His sole opponent is little-known head of the liberal Al-Ghad Party, Moussa Mostafa Moussa, who has previously said he supports Al-sisi.
Two opposition candidates withdrew from the race amid allegations of intimidation while a third, General Sami Anan, was arrested.
Results of this year’s vote are expected on April 2nd.Please subscribe to our newsletter