Shura elections

May 27th, 2010 by Editor

EOHR monitors 35 constituencies  in 22 governorates

 EOHR monitors the mid-term elections for Shura Council 2010 for nearly 35 constituencies distributed over 22 governorates(Dakahlia – Giza – Helwan – Menoufiya – Alexandria – Al Behira – Al Gharbia- Qaliubiya – Kafr El-Sheikh – Al Sharkia – Minya – Fayoum – Port Said – South Sinai – 6 October – the Red Sea – Suez – Cairo – Assuit – Sohag – Qena – Damietta) in accordance with the administrative judiciary decision  issued in November 2005 which stated that NGOs

have the right to monitor elections inside and outside the poll stations, following the counting votes and announcing the results.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada , chairman of EOHR, has confirmed that the elections could not be described with  democracy and integrity without the existence of monitoring work, and this is  for the transparency and objectivity of the electoral process.

 The chairman of EOHR added that EOHR has undertaken  the monitoring process since 1995 till now, in 1995 EOHR was a member in the Egyptian committee for monitoring elections , this committee was formed to monitor the legislative elections in 1995, EOHR undertook  the monitoring and the observation process of 88 constituencies , at the end of the electoral process  the committee issued a joint report included an evaluation for the electoral process. EOHR also monitored  elections in 2000.

 In 2005 , EOHR was the general coordinator of the civil coalition for monitoring the  election which is composed of 22 human rights organization to monitor the presidential and legislative elections. In  elections 2010, EOHR formed a coalition among 148 (organization\ centers\ associations).

Chairman of EOHR clarified that EOHR has formed operation room for monitoring the elections to follow up complaints and violations allover the republic and  important constituencies, the members of EOHR will do the monitoring and observation work in 22 governorates starting with voting  process, counting votes till announcing the electoral results.

Abu Seada stressed on the importance of observing the work of supreme committee of elections and make sure that the committee is obliged to the implementation of the law in order to ensure the integrity of the electoral process. He is surprised from the declaration of the president of the supreme committee of elections who said that “The committee and the members are above the monitoring process and the president of the committee will organize the following up process “, confirming that the committee and the observers have their roles, setting down preceded conditions that violating the electoral process . In this case the NGO’s will not participate in the monitoring process.

Abu Seada called upon  all the governmental institutions , political parties, candidates, mass media and the supreme committee for elections to cooperate with the civil society observers in order to facilitate their tasks adopted for  achieving  free and integral election.   

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