Thursday, May 22, 2014

Presidential Elections #2014 : Expats’ Vote goes to #ElSisi

The Supreme Elections committee declared on Wednesday the official and final count of Egyptian expats’ votes in the Presidential elections of 2014.
Nearly 94.5% of the votes went to Abdel Fattah El-Sisi while his rival Hamdeen Sabahi scored only 5.5% of 318,033 votes.

I am not surprised or shocked because we all know that the Field Marshal would get a similar result considering the media mobilization and the amount of men and women chanted El-Sisi names and danced while holding El-Sisi posters outside the embassies and consulates.
I did those info-graphs as a comparison between expats’ votes in presidential elections 2012 and presidential elections 2014. I am trying to be accurate so if there are any mistakes please tell me as I get lost usually in numbers.
Here is the first one about the valid and invalid votes of Expats in 2012 and 2014.

The second one is about the difference between the results of “El-Sisi/Hamdeen” Vs. “Morsi/Shafik”

Now there are differences between both elections :
  • In 2012 you have to be registered as a voter while in 2014 you do not have to be registered as you can vote with your Egyptian ID or Egyptian Passport. This made many to believe the turnout would be higher than in 2012.
  • In 2012 Egyptian Expats were able to vote using Mail while in 2014 this option was cancelled and instead Egyptian diplomatic commission from embassies and consulates. This is actually why the turnout was not high as expected because simply many Egyptian expats could not show up.
  • In 2012 the runoffs between Morsi and Shafik were held on two days where as in 2014 the elections were held from Thursday till Monday.
  • In 2012 there was first stage and runoffs while in 2014 we got one stage and it is one stage only
  • Of course I can not ignore that the Pro-Morsi/Muslim Brotherhood voters did not show up like this did from two years because they are boycotting the elections.
  • There are also the boycotters who believe that there is no use as we all know the results in advance.
Now here is an info-graph with the Expats' votes from year 2011 to year 2014. 


  1. Great job, this is exactly what every newspaper should have done. Just a note, the last infograph would be more clear if it was horizontal with the titles displayed over the bars (or next to them if you have no problem with width).

  2. Excellent job, well done! Just wish it were a happier occasion you're reporting on though

  3. do you believe the turnout figures you are told? Given the fact no lists are given?


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