Poor participation of voters during the second round

January 10th, 2012 by Editor

Phase 3

Second Round

Press release no. 1

Poor participation of voters during the second round

On January 10, 2012, the second round of the last parliamentary election phase began in Menia, Kalyoubia, Gharbia, Dakhlia, New Valley, Matrouh, Kena and North Sinai. The voting process was cancelled in South Sinai. Voting runs in other 6 constituencies, in which voting was cancelled in the first and second phases, based on court decisions. The constituencies include Moharam Bek in Alexandria, Al Fateh and Dirot in Assuit, Al Sahel in Cairo and constituency 5 in Sharkia and the constituency of the Security Directorate in Aswan.

Freedom and Justice Political Party is on the top of the parties that go on the second round with 30 candidates. Al Nor Political Party has got 24 candidates and the independent candidates are 25.

Electoral violations until 1 pm:

First: campaigning:

The observers of the Egyptian Coalition for Electoral Observation monitored campaigning materials at the Islamic Institute and Al Youssefi School, constituency 3 in Malawi, Minia, for Al Nor Political Party.

In Marsa Matrouh, Al Nor Political Party was promoted in Adel Al Safty, Abu Bakr Al Seddek, Sheikh Atia and Al Daba Industrial School.

In Minia, Freedom and Justice Political Party was promoted in Taha Hussein Primary School and the Islamic Institute.

In New Valley, Freedom and Justice and Al Nor Political Parties were promoted in Omar Zafan and Safia Zaghloul Schools.

Freedom and Justice and Al Nor Political Parties were promoted in Belkas and Al Moghazi School in Dakhlia.

In Assuit, Freedom and Justice and Al Nor Political Parties were promoted in Al Nasr Primary School in Al Kosia.

In Sharkia, Freedom and Justice and Al Nor Political Parties were promoted in the polling station no. 78 at the Agricultural School, Constituency 5.

In Alexandria, Freedom and Justice and Al Nor Political Parties were promoted in the polling stations no. 881, 882, 883, 884 and 885 at Al Kashafa Club.

Second: late opening of polling stations:

The observers of the Egyptian coalition monitored the late opening of polling stations 25, 27, 37 and 38 in Malawi School and polling stations 31, 32 and 33 in Amr Ibn Al As School in Minia.

The polling stations no. 240, 241, 242 and 243 in Meteb Hagras Primary School and the polling station no. 214 in Al Ghozlan Primary School in North Sinai opened late.

The polling stations in Sadat and Obour Primary Schools in Matrouh, opened at 8.30 am.

In Sharkia, the observers of the Egyptian coalition documented late opening of the polling station no. 236 in Monshat Abu Omar School, polling station no. 78 at the Agricultural School, constituency 5; it opened at 11 am. The polling stations no. 220 and 221 in San Al Baharia Primary School, constituency 5, opened at 10.

Third: group transport:

The public bus no. 98 was transporting voters to vote for Al Nor Political Party in Al Amal School in New Valley.

In Assuit, one of the independent candidates used the microbus no. 26822 to transport voters to vote for him in Al nasr Primary School in Kosia and the microbus no. 2746 was transporting voters to vote for Freedom and Justice Political Party.

Fourth: problems inside the polling stations:

The voter lists did not exist in the polling stations no. 25, 27, 37 and 38 in Malawi Primary School and the polling stations no. 31, 32 and 33 in Amr Ibn Al As School in Malawi and the polling stations no. 240, 241, 242 and 243 in Meteb Hagras School, constituency 1 in Minia.

Fifth: direction of voters:

The observers of the Egyptian coalition monitored one of the independent candidates directing voters in the polling station no. 718, 719, 720 and 721 at Al Dir Local Unit, Tokh, Kalyoubia.

In North Sinai, the representatives of Al Nor and Freedom and Justice Political Parties were directing the voters in Molhakat Al Moalmen School.

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