February 14th, 2012 by Editor
Statement no. 2
Thuggish acts in Bani Suief
The second phase of Shura Council Elections continued on February 14, 2012 in 14 governorates including Giza, Aswan, Luxor, Suez, Behaira, matrouh, Minia, Sohag, Bani Suef, Ismailia, Port Said, Kafr El Sheikh, Kalyoubia and Sharkia. Within this phase, 536 political parties’ candidates are competing for 60 seats and 891 independent candidates are competing for 30 seats.
The observers of the Egyptian Coalition for Electoral Observation documented many electoral violations like late opening of polling stations, campaigning materials for Reform and Development, Al Wafd, Freedom and Justice and Al Nor Political Parties. The observers also documented electoral problems like the absence of phosphoric ink and thuggish acts in Bani Suef and Minia.
Electoral violations documented by the observers of the Egyptian coalition until 7 Pm:
First: thuggish acts:
The observers of the Egyptian coalition documented clashes in the polling station no. 520 at the Industrial School in Al fashn, Bani Suef, between the supporters of the Conservatives and Freedom and Justice Political Parties. The supporters used knives and the police troops ended the clash.
Second: electoral campaigning:
In Giza, the observers of the Egyptian coalition documented existence of campaigning materials in the polling station no. 5 and 6 in Salah Al Din School for Freedom and Justice Political Party.
In Aswan, the observers documented campaigning materials in Abtal October Primary School, for one of the independent candidates.
In Behaira, campaigning materials for Freedom and Justice Political Party were found in the polling stations no. 61, 62 and 63 in Al Nagah School.
Third: electoral problems:
Observers of the Egyptian coalition documented existence of one of dead people within the voter list at the polling station no. 75 in Ahmed Omran School, Arbain District, Suez.
Fourth: group transport:
The car no. 40512 was transporting voters to the Islamic Institute in dashtot, Bani Suef, to vote for the Democratic Peace Political Party and the car no. 16313 was transporting people to vote for one of the independent candidates in Al Desoki Commercial School for Girls in Kafr Al Sheikh.
Fifth: absence of Phosphoric ink:
The phosphoric ink did not exist in Giza Secondary School for Girls and the polling station no. 5 and 6 in Salah Al Din Primary School and Abu Al Hol School in Giza. It did not exist also in the polling station no. 619 in Kiman Al Matana Village in Luxor and the polling station no. 24 in Mohamed Monier Primary School in Aswan.
Sixth: absence of the juridical supervision:
The observers of the Egyptian coalition documented the absence of the supervising judge at the polling stations no. 61, 62 and 63, Al Nagah School, Behaira and the polling station no. 24 in Mohamed Monier Primary School in Aswan.
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