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AL mission hails fairness of Egyptian presidential election

Sunday، 01 April 2018 - 03:51 PM

The head of the Arab League (AL) election follow-up mission Haifa Abu Ghazaleh asserted on Sunday 1/4/2018 the Egyptian presidential election was held in democratic conditions.

Addressing a presser on the polls, Abu Ghazaleh said the polls were fair and transparent.

Delivering the mission's statement on the elections she said that the offices of the Arab League abroad asserted that the voting was well organized, hailing the use of an electronic device to confirm the identities of voter.

"It's an achievement without complication," she said.

Eighty observers from 19 Arab countries participated in the mission, she said, adding that there were no Egyptians in the team to ensure neutrality.

The number of eligible Egyptian voters, 59 million, was the largest at the Arab level, she also noted.

The presidential polls were held in line with the Constitution and laws on elections, said Abu Ghazaleh.

The vote counting was also conducted in accordance with the laws, she added.

The mission found an intensive presence of the military and police to secure the elections, said the official, adding that these troops were not spotted inside the polling stations.

She praised the National Elections Authority for its good logistics preparations for the electoral process.

Facilitation offered by the authorities for the elderly and disabled people to be able to cast their ballots in a convenient way was also hailed by Abu Ghazaleh.


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