Egyptians go to the polls

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Let God and conscience guide your vote, Egypt’s Christians advised

Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country, has gone to the polls for the nation’s first free presidential elections (23-24 May).  And on the evening when millions began casting their votes, the SAT-7 ARABIC Christian TV channel broadcast live debate and information featuring national church leaders and political and legal experts.

Coptic Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic leaders described the policies and character to look for in a president who would serve all Egypt’s people best, regardless of religion, gender or colour.  They each urged Christians to seek God’s guidance and vote in line with their conscience rather than allow anyone to decide for them.

Practical details of how to vote and how to identify any attempts at fraud were explained, and a woman ex-parliamentarian stressed the role of women voters.  Many women are “supporting their families instead of their unemployed men,” said Dr.Georgette Kellini.  “The Egyptian woman is neither afraid nor weak.  She will be the role model tomorrow to make her family participate in voting.” [Read full report on our sister site]


For more information contact the Press officer, Ruth Lancaster on or telephone 01249 765865.

SAT-7 is a Christian satellite network made by and for the people of the Middle East and North Africa. SAT-7 makes Christ's message of hope available to homes across the Middle East and North Africa. SAT-7 consists of five channels: SAT-7 ARABIC, SAT-7 PARS (Farsi), SAT-7 TÜRK (Turkish), SAT-7 KIDS (Arabic) and SAT-7 PLUS (Arabic). For 16 years SAT-7 has supported Christians living in the Middle East and North Africa by providing a satellite platform through which they can strengthen their churches and witness to Christ. To view SAT-7 live online or for more information go to (English), (Arabic), (Arabic), and (Farsi).

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