Egyptians living in Italy started voting in Rome's Egyptian consulate on Friday, one day before Egypt votes for constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030.

Egyptian expatriates living in Rome, were divided over the referendum's desired outcome.

"Yes, let's hope that yes. Let's hope. For me, 'Yes' forever. He saved Egypt from many bad things," a voter said.

A younger voter expressed disbelief in the country's proposed changes by saying: "I think nothing will be changed because most of Egyptians will say 'Yes', but for me not, I would say 'No.'"

Citizens living abroad will be able to cast their vote at some 140 polling stations in 124 countries on Friday, one day ahead of Egypt, where the referendum will take place this Saturday, April 20.

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