Grand old Dame of 103 casts her vote in Egypt presidential elections


A 103-year-old woman from Upper Egypt was so keen to cast her vote in the ongoing Egyptian presidential election, she insisted her grandson took her to the polling station.

Zeinab Abdel Azim, affectionately known as Umm Zaghloul, from the governroate of Minya has a total of 53 children and grandchildren. She insisted that her grandson took her to cast her ballot, she told Al-Masry El-Youm.

“Preserve your country, son. Take good care of it, your enemies are so many,” she reportedly told her grandson.

The woman, who was born in 1915, said: “I participated in more than 20 elections since the elections of the National Assembly in 1969.”

Umm Zaghloul cast her vote in favor of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who is running for a second term against the little-known political party leader Moussa Mustafa Moussa.

“I feel glad and happy when I hear El-Sisi’s voice, and when I hear the national songs … My only wish is to meet President El-Sisi, and it’s not to ask him for something because I need nothing from this life,” Umm Zaghloul added.

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