EOHR calls the Egyptian Supreme Commission for Elections to identify the standards of the electoral observation missions

October 2nd, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) calls the Egyptian Supreme Commission for Elections to identify the standards of the electoral observation missions of the local and international civil society organization. Following a meeting of the Supreme Council for Armed Forces (SCAF) with the leaders of many Egyptian political parties, SCAF announced allowing observation of local and international observers on the forthcoming parliamentary election.

On October 1, 2011, General Samy Anan, the deputy of the SCAF head, met a group of the political parties and social powers’ leaders and discussed their demands. The attendees called for the stop of referring civilians to the military courts and ending the emergency status in addition to the terms of the new parliamentary law. They also called for elimination of the former National Democratic Party form the forthcoming political party.

In this concern, EOHR calls the Egyptian Supreme Commission for Elections to place suitable standards which identify the participation details for international civil society organizations and their roles during the electoral process. The new standards should also illustrate the method for applying to participate in the electoral process for both local and international civil society organizations. EOHR also calls for placing a new mechanism for receiving and handling complaints on the electoral process in order to guarantee fair electoral results.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, welcomes holding this kind of meetings that reinforce the principals of local and international civil society in the electoral process. The civil society organizations’ participation in the electoral process guarantees fair electoral process and encourages the public for political participation. These meetings also put the limitations for the civil society participation for more transparency, fairness and effectiveness.

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