Egyptians abroad vote in run-off presidential election
Egyptians abroad on Sunday began casting their ballots in the run-off of the first presidential election since a popular revolt removed Hosny Mubarak from power last year, the foreign ministry said.
More than 586,000 Egyptians in 166 countries are registered to vote and have until Saturday to do so at 141 diplomatic missions in their countries of residence.
In the run-off, to be held on June 16-17 across Egypt, Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under Mubarak, will face Mohammed Morsi, a candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood, which was banned by the previous regime.
A court in Egypt last year gave Egyptian expatriates the right to vote for the first time ever.
Morsi won 24.8 per cent of the votes to Shafiq's 23.7 per cent in the first round.
Egypt's military rulers have vowed to hand over power to the elected president by the end of June.