The Egyptian Coalition for Election Observation opens the “Monitoring for Change” project

October 27th, 2011 by Editor

On October 27, 2011, The Egyptian Coalition for Election Observation opened the “Monitoring for Change” project, by launching the first training workshop for the local electoral observers. The training workshop was held in Pyramisa Hotel, Dokki, Giza, 9.30 am. Mr. Ahmed Abdel Hafez, the vice president of EOHR, opened the training day, which included trainee observers from Cairo and Qaliobia Governorates The training program is focused on specific concepts including the role of the civil society organizations in the electoral process observation and documentation and its legal basis, monitoring and democracy and the legal basis of the observer, his/her duties and rights, candidate’s rights and duties, drafting electoral observation reports using the latest technologies.

The coalition is monitoring the Egyptian parliamentary elections, starting with submitting candidates’ applications, electoral campaigns, election day, voting, result announcing and appeals. The main purpose of  the “Monitoring for Change” project is observing and documenting all the electoral events and make sure that the entire process is fair, clear and transparent, in order to achieve the state of law democracy, as soon as possible.

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