The Egyptian Federation for Election Observation has complained against violation of electoral silence in 15 governorates

May 23rd, 2012 by Editor

On May 23, 2012, the Egyptian Federation for Election Observation submitted the fourth official complaint to the Supreme Juridical Presidential Election Commission against some electoral violation of the electoral silence in 15 different governorates until the evening including Sharkia, Giza, Luxor, Cairo, Kalyoubia, Kafr Al Sheikh, Behaira, Assuit, Fayoum, Damietta, Gharbia, Bani Suef, Minia, North Sinai and Aswan. The federation called the commission for immediate investigation on the complaint and stopping such violations in addition to talking the perpetrators to accountability.
The violations came as follows:
In Giza, the observers of the Egyptian federation documented one of the polling station officials urging one of the voters to vote for Ahmed Shafiq in Mostafa Kamel Primary School in Bolak Al Dakror in addition to existence of campaigning materials in Manial Sheha Primry School for Mohamed Morsi and Abdel Moniem Abu Al Fotouh.
In Sharkia, private cars were promoting Ahmed Shafiq and Mohamed Morsi in addition to posters for both of them on the walls of Mohamed Rabia Fallah School in Derab Negm.
In Luxor, Al Awa, Mohamed Morsi and Abdel Moniem Abu Al Fotouh were promoted in Kiman Al Matana Primary School.
In Cairo, the supporters of Mohamed Morsi promoted him in Al Nahda Preparatory School in Ain Al Sira, Ibn Sina, Taha Hussien, gamal Abdel Naser and Sadat Schools in Helwan. In the polling station no. 24 in Ibn Al nafis School, the official directed the voter Magda Said Esa to vote for Mohamed Morsi. The voter filed an official report on the incident.
In Kalyoubia, the observers of the Egyptian coalition found campaigning materials for Mohamed Morsi and Abdel Moniem Abu Al Fotouh in Kafr Ramada School in Biala City.
In Kafr Al Sheikh, Mohamed Morsi and Abdel Moniem Abu Al Fotouh were promoted in Madawi Primary School and the Secondary Commercial School in addition to Al Desoki School for Girls.
In Behaira, Mohamed Morsi and Abdel Moniem Abu Al Fotouh were promoted in Saft Al Enab School in Kom Hamada.
In Assuit, the supporters of Freedom and Justice Political Party were promoting Mohamed Morsi and directing voters to vote for him in Al Ghawanim School in Dirot.
In Fayoum, Mohamed Morsi was promoted in Tamia by the supporters of Freedom and Justice Political Party. The supporters of the presidential candidate Hamdin Sabahi filed the official report no. 729 against the incident.
In Damietta, the observers of the Egyptian federation documented existence of campaigning materials in the polling station no. 11 in Nile Preparatory School.
In Gharbia, Abdel Moniem Abou Al Fotouh was promoted in Al Mahala Al Kobra City. Ahmed Shafiq also was promoted in Kafr Al Ziyat Primary School.
In Bani Suef, Mohamed Morsi was promoted in the polling station no. 37 in Semesta Preparatory School and Ahmed Shafiq was promoted in Saad Zaghloul School in Al Fashn.
In Minia, the supporters of Aboul Fotouh promoted him in Kasim Amin School for Girls in Abu Karkas.
In North Sinai, Mohamed Morsi was promoted in Al Yaser and Aish Al Asmar Schools in addition to the Preparatory Schools for Boys and Girls. The presidential candidate Amr Mosa was promoted in Al Kawther School in Sheikh Zoaid.
In Aswan, the observers of the Egyptian coalition found campaigning materials and voter direction for Mohamed Morsi in Ahmed Saleh Harb and Kima Schools in Al Hasaba.
Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), the main coordinator of the Egyptian Federation for Election Observation, stated that these activities are considered as electoral violations according to article no. 20[1] of law no. 174, year 2005 and the decree no. 12, year 2012. Abu Seada called the electoral commission to open immediate investigation and take the suitable procedures against such violations.

[1] Article 20: the electoral campaigns start 3 weeks before the election day and ends 2 days before the election day. In case of re-round starts on the next day after the result and ends at 12 pm, one day before election day. Campaigning includes all kinds of activities aimed at convincing voters to vote for a specific candidate.

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