Report 3: Preliminary results on the run for parliamentary elections – the political parties’ list candidates are still absent in the candidacy

October 15th, 2011 by Editor

The locations of receiving candidacy applications for the parliamentary elections were very peaceful. The observers of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) did not observe any violence or thuggish acts in the candidacy stations.

Generally, 16 women submitted applications for the run to elections in Cairo, Kena, New Valley, Kafr Al Sheikh and Port Said. Freedom and Justice Political Party submitted the first two lists in both Alexandria and kafr Al Sheikh. In Cairo, 50 candidates submitted their applications for the independent list. In Alexandria, the application receiving committee received 17 applications for independent list candidates including Youssef Sabra and Abbas Al Sayed for the People’s Assembly in addition to Kamal Tolba and Magdi Motwally Adam for Shura Council. 

In Ismailia, 44 candidates applied for the People’s Assembly and 6 candidates applied for Shura Council. In Gharbia, 11 candidates submitted their applications to the independent list to take the total candidates of the governorate to 95 for the People’s Assembly and 4 for the Shura Council. People in the candidacy stations talk about disputes inside the political parties on the nominated names. In Aswan, 12 candidates applied for the independent list of the People’s Assembly and 3 applied for Shura Council. In Kena, 9 candidates applied for the independent candidates of the People’s Assembly and only one candidate for Shura Council.

In South Sinai, two independent candidates applied for the People’s Assembly, Goma Zidan and Awad Mohamed Salem Al Gibaly, to take the total candidates’ number to 23 in the governorate, including 17 for the people’s Assembly and 6 for Shura Council. In the New Valley Governorate 16 candidates applied for the people’s Assembly and only one candidate applied for Shura Council.

In Bani Suef Governorate, the candidates who applied for the parliamentary councils reached 79; most of them are former members of the dismantled National Democratic Party, who applied before for the run to elections in 2010. The candidates include 8 women. In Damietta, 5 candidates submitted applications for the independent list of the People’s Assembly and only one applied for the Shura Council. In Marsa Matrouh, 4 candidates applied for the People’s Assembly, all of them are former members of the dismantled National Democratic Party. In Dakhlia, 15 candidates applied for the independent list of the People’s Assembly. No political party applied for the political parties’ list in the governorate until now.

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