LE 200 for a vote during the second day

January 11th, 2012 by Editor

Phase 3

Second Round

Press release no. 4

LE 200 for a vote during the second day

On January 11, 2012, voting continued during the second round of the last parliamentary election phase that runs 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.

The electoral process on the second day of the second round witnessed poor electoral participation and that leaded the election commission to have the second round on one day during Shura elections. The observers of the Egyptian coalition documented electoral bribes, non existence of phosphoric ink or voting curtains.

Electoral violations until 7 pm:

First: campaigning:

The observers of the Egyptian Coalition for Electoral Observation monitored campaigning materials at Sayed Abdel Rehim School in Segar Area in Tanta and the Islamic Institute in Gharbia for Al Nor Political Party’s candidate. A car with an amplifier also was promoting the same candidate on the election day. One of the independent candidates was promoted in Omar Zafan Primary School in Bandar Al Mahala.

In Minia, campaigning materials were found in Om Al Abtal School in Abu Karkas, constituency 3, for Freedom and Justice Political Party.

In New Valley, the observers of the coalition documented campaigning materials in Al Amal, Naser and Al Wady Schools for Al Nor Political Party.

Second: electoral bribe:

The observers of the Egyptian coalition monitored selling votes for LE 50 to 100 each in the polling stations 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36 in Taha Hussein Primary School in Samalot, Minia, for one of the independent candidates and another one used to buy a vote at LE 100 in the polling station no. 176 in Kafr Al Mansora.

Third: thuggish Acts:

Basion School for Girls witnessed physical clashes between the supporters of Al Nor and Freedom and Justice Political Party. The supporters quarreled on the way of campaigning in front of the school.

In Assuit, polling stations no. 474 and 475 at the Preparatory School in Mer, Kosia, the observers documented verbal clash of a candidate of Freedom and Justice Political Party and the supervising judge. The judge filed an official report on the incident and refered it to Kosia Police Station. In Badr School in Baner Dirot, a representative of one of the independent candidates and another candidate clashed and the representative filed the official report no. 136 in Dirot.

In Minia, Om Al Abtal School, Abu Karkas, constituency 3, the supporters of Al Nor and Freedom and Justice Political Parties quarreled and the army troops ended the situation. The supporters of Freedom and Justice Political Party and one of the independent candidates clashed with knives, when the supporters of the independent candidate bought a vote for LE 200.

Fourth: affecting voters:

In Atildam Village in Abu Karkas, Minia, one of the independent candidates gathered his supporters on the streets to direct voters in order to vote for him. The same situation was found in Malawy Agriculture School, where the supporters of Al Nor Political Party were directing voters to vote for the party.

Fifth: group transport:

The observers of the Egyptian coalition documented group transport with car no. 10017 transporting voters to vote for Al Nor Political Party in Al Wadi School in New valley. One of the candidates of Freedom and Justice Political Party filed the official report no. 4 against the incident, New Valley Prosecution Office.

The supporters of Al Nor Political Party used the microbus no. 70260 to transport voters to vote for the party in the polling stations no. 376 and 387 in Om Al Abtal Primary School in Abu Karkas, constituency 3. The microbus no. 71443 was transporting voters to vote for one of the independent candidates in the Secondary School in Malawi.

An independent candidate used the car no. 968 to transport voters to Safia Zaghloul Primary School in Gharbia and the microbus no. 1974 was transporting voters to vote for Freedom and Justice Political party in Omar Zafan Primary School in Bandar Al Mahala.

Sixth: banning NGOs witnesses:

The witnesses of the civil society organizations were attacked by the supporters of Al Nor Political Party, who were about to damage their mobile phones when the witnesses tried to take photos of the campaigning materials in Om Al Abtal Primary School in Abu Karkas, constituency 3, Minia. The observers also were banned from entering the polling stations no. 711 and 712 in Malawi Ornamenting School.

Seventh: electoral problems:

The observers of the Egyptian coalition monitored non existence of electoral curtains in Ahmed Hassan Al Ziyat School in Talkha and the voters did not use phosphoric ink after voting. Phosphoric ink did not exist in Monshat Abdel Nabi School in Aga.

Ninth: phosphoric ink:

In Minia, the observers of the Egyptian Coalition monitored non existence of phosphoric ink in the polling station no. 389 Monshat Al Fikria School, Abu karkas, Minia.

Eighth: electoral fraud:

The observers of the Egyptian coalition documented the use of a revolving ballot by one of the independent candidates in Kafr Al Ziyat, Gharbia.

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