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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> The Fourth Democratic Status Report 4th report press release
    Descriptive info: Magrabi.. Net.. > بيانات, تقارير, بيانات, تقارير, اصدارات >.. The Fourth Democratic Status Report 4th report press release.. 3-04-2010, 15:04.. Author:.. emadxtc.. The Fourth Democratic Status Report.. 4th report press release.. The Fourth Democracy Status Report, pertaining to the period from May 1st to 31st, revealed an intensive legislative activity resulting in deliberations over 11 projects of law, in addition to other laws that have been adopted.. This was surrounded by suppositions and predictions regarding the dissolution of the parliament.. This led the executive authority and the representatives of the majority party to expedite the adoption of some laws with no regards to the interest of the citizen, which triggered objections from opposition delegates.. The parliamentary discussions revolved around a number of crises.. These are all matters related to the rights and general health of the citizens, such as the general budget, preventive measures with respect to  ...   explicit websites.. after the revocation of the license of Ibda'a' magazine last month.. Concerning political parties, the Political Party Committee issued a number of decisions on May 17 regarding disputes over presidency of a number of parties.. This highlighted the role of the Committee as a tool used by the government to control the political life.. The Bar Association elections have finally been held.. 23 members of the national front, 18 members of the Islamic Shari' a front, and three leftists were elected.. The board did not include any female or Christian citizens.. This is an indication that a limited number of powers continue to dominate the trade unions, not allowing equal representations of different societal sectors.. Civil associations and human rights organizations are still attempting to enhance their activities and increase the number of beneficiaries by targeting new groups.. These attempts face continuous administrative threats.. Back..

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  • Title: Comments » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: 30.. 28-11-2010 / 10:48.. Monufia.. Ashmoun.. supporters of the NDP candidate for the laborers seat attacked the lawyer Dr.. Nasr Ezzat and used violence against him; Dr.. Ezzat filed a police record with this incident.. Supporters of the NDP also assaulted one of the Brotherhood s supporters, Mr.. Abdullah Sayed Nakhla.. ---------------------------------------.. 28-11-2010 / 10:47.. Birkit.. the Secretary General of the NDP in the Western Izba of Shebeen Al-Koum, Mr.. Sonhy Al-Shahed, fired gunshots to terrorize voters.. In the polling station, located inside the School of Commerce, voters voted more than once for the NDP without using the phosphorus ink, and candidates representatives were expelled from the following polling stations: 215, 216, 217 and 218 in Miniet Dowaib.. 28-11-2010 / 10:46.. Luxor:.. In Atfoun village, an extensive security cordon was imposed, especially in areas of influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.. In Hela village, the security forces surrounded polling stations to prevent candidates from accessing ballot boxes.. In Kamal Turk and Mataana polling stations, forging electoral cards for the benefit of the NDP candidates was reported.. 28-11-2010 / 10:45.. In polling station number 171, electoral cards were forged by the polling station members for the sake of the candidate Mr.. Diaa Al-Omda (Independent- Laborer).. Later on, Mr.. Omda had a deal with the NDP candidate, Mr.. Faisal Abdul Rahman, regarding forging electoral cards for both candidates.. Bini Suef.. Markaz Al Fayoum.. In Lahoun village, Mr.. Mohamed Moustafa Khouly (NDP) used thugs with criminal records to expel candidates representatives with the assistance of some police officers.. These thugs include: Ragab Ahlam, Magdy Ahmed Taha, Nasser Mossad Negm and Mohamed Ibrahim Darwish.. Furthermore, Mr.. Khouly attacked a handicapped representative of the candidate Mohamed Rabee (Muslim Bortherhood) and expelled him out of the polling station.. 28-11-2010 / 10:44.. Sannoures.. In Bini Atman New School, the head of polling station number 29 had forged electoral cards for the benefits of the NDP candidates, Messrs Refaat Saied Dawy and Abdul Alim Zakareya.. A similar incident took place in polling station number 35 in Bini Atman Old School, in which electoral cards were forged for the benefit of Mr.. Zakareya.. Candidates of the NDP and the Muslim Brotherhood had distributed Viagra packs as electoral bribes among male candidates.. 28-11-2010 / 10:43.. Fishn.. A fight erupted in Hataba village between both candidates of the NDP: Mr.. Abdullah Mabrouk and Mr.. Waddah Abu Jabal (professional).. In this fight the village s mayor, Mr.. Monged Mabrouk, who is the brother of Mr.. Abdullah Mabrouk was injured.. In addition, 12 citizens of Maymouna village were injured.. 28-11-2010 / 10:42.. In Shukr village, a fight with guns erupted between supporters of Mr.. Ali Abdul Fadeel (NDP, professional) and supporters of Mr.. Abdullah Ragab (Muslim Brotherhood, professional).. All polling stations in this constituency were closed before the due time.. In Wusta constituency, the house of the Muslim Brotherhood s candidate, Mr.. Khairy Farag, was set on fire by the supporters of the NDP s candidate, Mr.. Ahmed Al-Ridy.. 28-11-2010 / 10:41.. Qina.. Bandar and Markaz Qina.. Electoral cards were forged for the benefit of the NDP in Abdul Moneim Ryiadh School.. The polling station was closed, and candidates representatives were expelled.. In addition, supporters of Mr.. Mubarak Abul Hagag (NDP, professional) threw Molotov cocktail inside the polling station of the religious institute due to the fact that he does not have a lot of supporters inside this polling station.. Minia.. Bandar Al-Minia.. Security forces imposed barriers around the following schools: Ittihad Preparatory School, Kafr Al Mansoura and Taha Hussein; voters were prevented from accessing ballot  ...   by security and police vehicles, prevented voters from accessing polling stations.. 28-11-2010 / 10:36.. Helwan.. Gathering of workers in military plants 360, 63, 54 and 45 has been reported.. Workers were transferred by two tourism buses with license plates no.. 972-NSK, 479-SNG).. 28-11-2010 / 10:35.. Supporters of Mr.. Sayed Meshaal, NDP candidate (professional), entered Abdel Moneim Wassel School in Kafr Al Elw, advertising for him inside the school without interference from the polling station supervisors or security personnel.. Ms.. Mona Ibrahim Ahmed Mohamed, a voter, registered at polling station no.. 202, located at Al Nahda School, complained to representatives of the Coalition, that she found a tick mark next to her name on the voters list when she went to vote.. This sign meant that she had already voted, although she has not yet done.. This proves that electoral cards and voters lists have been forged in some women polling stations.. 28-11-2010 / 10:34.. Representatives of Mostafa Bakry, independent candidate, (professional), were prevented from accessing polling stations located at El Kholafaa El Rashedeen School, although they were holding valid proxies.. 28-11-2010 / 10:33.. Suez.. Independent and opposition candidates for the first and second constituencies and for the quota seats submitted a memorial to the chairman of the local committee requesting him to halt elections because their representatives and voters were prevented from voting.. The chairman of the committee refused to meet them and did not take delivery of the memorial.. Candidates and their supporters stayed in front of the Security Directorate, they made noon prayers with El Sayed Raafat El Abed, Muslim Brotherhood candidate for the first constituency, professional.. North Sinai.. El Arish.. In the polling station located at the Secondary Military School, supporters of Hossam Shaheem El Mansi, NDP candidate (labor) attacked supporters of Ismail Ramzy, independent candidate (labor), using gunshots.. Hassan Nashaat El Kassas, NDP candidate (professional) was attacked by supporters of Mohamed Adbdullah Mesbah, NDP candidate (labor) in Ahmed Orabi School.. 28-11-2010 / 10:32.. El Beheira.. Bandar Damanhour.. 240 non-stamped electoral cards were found in the polling station no.. 29 in the first district at Bandar Damanhour constituency.. 750 non-stamped electoral cards were found in polling stations no.. 30 and 31 in the same constituency.. Representatives of the quota seat candidates were expelled off all polling stations in Wadi Al Natroon constituency, except the NDP candidates representatives.. 28-11-2010 / 10:31.. Kafr El Dawar.. All representatives of Ms.. Aisha Abou Samada (El Tagamo candidate, quota seat, labor) whether holding general or special proxies, have been prevented from entering into polling centers in the governorate.. 28-11-2010 / 10:30.. Mohamed Selim, independent candidate (professional), Mahmoud Rashed Amin, independent candidate (labor) and Eid Balbaa, NDP candidate (professional), filed complaints for forging electoral cards in the polling stations of Kom El Berka, Ma mal El Gezaz and El Fakhoura villages.. Prosecutors moved to these villages and drafted minutes recording the facts.. 28-11-2010 / 10:29.. Rady Abou Madawy, NDP candidate for Kafr El Dawar (professional), has been taken to the State Security premises because he objected to the closing of polling stations in Kom El Berka and Al Kazzaz villages.. 28-11-2010 / 10:28.. Electoral cards have been forged in polling stations at El Zahra village in the benefit of Mr.. Gamal Abdel Atty, NDP candidate (professional) and Mohamed Saad Temraz, NDP candidate (labor).. Security forces arrested Mr.. Mohamed Hedaya, Ahmed Deraz and Mohamed Abdel Aziz Mansour, representatives of Zakareya El Ganayni, Muslim Brotherhood candidate fot Kafr El Dawar (professional) and Manal Ismail, Muslim Brotherhood candidate, (professional, quota seat) in front of Kom El Berka School..

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  • Title: Contact Us » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: الأتصال بنا.. الأسم الكريم :.. البريد:.. عنوان الرسالة :.. المستلم:.. nabil (Administrator).. نص الرسالة :.. كود الأمان :.. update code.. اكتب الكود :..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> Second Press Release - First Electoral Day - Runoff for the first round
    Descriptive info: > الصفحة الرئيسية, بيانات, ----------------برنامج تنمية الديمقراطية, ***مرصد حالة الديمقراطية***, بيانات, الأنتخابات البرلمانية >.. Second Press Release - First Electoral Day - Runoff for the first round.. 6-12-2011, 15:35.. nabil.. Parliamentary Elections 2011.. December 5, 2011.. Second Press Release.. First Electoral Day.. Runoff for the first round.. This day has witnessed a low turnout rate in the 9 concerned governorates that are holding run- offs, where 52 seats are being contested.. Representatives of different candidates pursued their campaigning.. Not only that but some incidents of violence occurred as in Abu Bakr School.. in Dar El Salam.. where the ballot papers were stolen.. In Sahel constituency.. in front of Ahmed Oraby School, women stations have witnessed very low turnout and some women had scuffles with judges in halls as judges insisted that they uncover their faces.. AS expected they refused and asked for a woman to check their identity.. Something the judge was not sure he can make available for them.. Meanwhile supporters for Freedom and Justice continued heir campaigning outside the polling stations.. In Luxor.. women participation was conspicuous and outnumbered that of men.. In Alexandria.. , women participation in the following stations was noticeable and outnumbered that of men: in Mena El Basal constituency Madares Kormas, Room of Commerce, Ahmed El Wakeel and Albany Schools.. In the same constituency,  ...   tours distributing T- shirts and other souvenirs.. , photos of the two Sheikh s Mohamed Hasan and Abdel Moniem El Shahat were posted everywhere with slogans encouraging people to vote for them (Both are candidates of El Nour Party).. In Assuit.. first constituency at Taha Hanafy School, there was a good turnout rate as far as Christian women are concerned.. In addition there was another assembly of covered women at the same school.. Also,.. in Abas El Akadd School,.. women participation was weak on one hand.. On the other hand, supporters of Al Freedom and Justice were campaigning for their candidates by guiding women to their halls and inciting them to cast their votes for candidates of Freedom and Justice Party.. In Road El Farag School,.. there was very weak participation on women s side as there were rumors that re- elections are postponed.. In Rawoda School in Shubra,.. there were no female participants.. Moreover, there were cars holding banners for Freedom and Justice Party and people encouraging others by help of microphones to vote for Freedom and Justice Party.. In the third constituency in.. Moharam bek at Safwat Mansour School,.. crowds of people congregated there as they were transferred by buses numbered 7369,7714, 2165, 82406.. Operation Room of the Independent Coalition for Elections Observation.. th.. December 2011.. 12:00 pm..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> First Press Release - First Electoral Day - Runoff for the first round
    Descriptive info: First Press Release - First Electoral Day - Runoff for the first round.. 6-12-2011, 15:21.. First Press Release.. Bafflement in Some Constituency Because of the Issuance of Judicial Provision.. Entailing the Closing Down of these Constituenciesbut the decree was not implemented.. Electoral Unity between the Fundamentalistsand Members.. of the Dissolved National Party.. Racist Slogans Vote for the Lovers of the Prophet and Not for the Church or the Remnants of the Old Regime.. 350 observers from the Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement in cooperation with the Independent Coalition for Elections Observation (comprising Cairo Center for Human Rights and Act ) attended the elections run- off.. These run- offs are taking place among 104 candidates in 27 constituency.. Bafflement occurred in some constituency because of the issuance of judicial provision entailing the closing down of these constituencies but the High Commission did not implement this decree.. Among those places where the decree was not implemented are the following examples:.. decrees number 2033 and 2046 for the legal year 23 were issued to stop the run- offs in three constituencies either because some of the candidates names were to be eliminated or because the symbols were to be altered.. Moreover, two additional decrees were issued in Assuit by the Administrative Judicial Court (decree 2055 and 2135 for legal year).. These two articles were to cancel the results for the first round at the third constituency and to decide upon another date for the elections.. Administrative Judicial Court has issued a decree eliminating elections at the first constituency in Cairo but again not implemented.. In Alexandria,.. run- offs were abrogated and the results of earlier were canceled.. There were delayed announcements of the results of independent candidates for the first round and of the numbers received by each party in 9 governorates that have run offs for the elections.. In addition there was contradiction in the proclaimed results.. Follow are some examples of such incidents:.. Inconsistency  ...   and El Khalifa.. , as well as in.. Zeitoon, Luxor, Port Saeed, Damietta.. opening was behind schedule where the doors opened at 9.. Some other voting stations did not open as in.. Abdulla El Nadeem School and El Waylee School in Zeitoon.. constituency till the time this report was written.. Three hundred employees (supervisors of the first round) assembled in front of Mabarat Mostafa Kamel eighth constituency.. in El Khalifa.. and stroke against work for they were not paid for they were not paid for the previous supervision of elections.. In Dar Al Salam station.. opening was behind schedule since ballot papers were stolen while being transferred to the station and distributed among various stations in this constituency.. heads of polling stations 188 and 189closed the stations from9.. 45 till 10.. 15.. Moreover, reasons were not revealed.. A scuffle occurred between supporters of Al Nour Party and Freedom and Justice Party as each was inciting people to cast their votes in favor of his or her party.. This happened in front of Al Wardyan School in.. Mina Basal constituency.. People assembled in huge numbers and carried by buses holding the banners for Freedom and Justice Party in front of.. Taha Hanafy School.. In Al Sahel constituency.. at Ahmed Oraby School our monitors have observed the judge halting covered women from voting unless they revealed their faces and identity.. However, they refused and required a woman to carry this duty.. In Alexandria in front of Al Marwa Primary School in Karmooz constituency.. supporters of two candidates exchanged shooting.. Police intervened to stop the shooting.. Al Nour party continues with its campaigning in many districts.. in Alexandria.. They accused one candidate, Kamal Ahmed, with blasphemy.. Racist slogans vote for the lovers of the prophet and not for the church or the remnants of the old regime were chanted.. in Assuit first constituency.. Operation room for the Independent Coalition for Elections Observation.. Cairo, 5.. November 2011.. 11:00 am..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> eleventh release Second Day of Elections First Round
    Descriptive info: eleventh release Second Day of Elections First Round.. 4-12-2011, 12:41.. Parliamentary Election.. 29.. November 2011.. 11.. announcement.. Second Day of Elections.. First Round.. Covered Women Rig Elections and Vote Fifteen Times.. In Sharabeya.. constituency there were many violations such as continuing campaigning for some candidates, Saleh Galal Saleh independent candidate and Saeed Abu el Eneyn independent worker quota.. These incidents took place in front of and inside Ahmed Shawky School.. Supporters of other parties such as El Nour, Freedom and Justice, Egyptian Bloc, Development and Reform were present and were campaigning for their parties.. In Hesayneya School in El Zaher.. , there was high turnover of elderly women and noticeable absence of Christians and young ladies.. In Heliopolis.. during Amr Hamzawy tour he spotted female representatives of Freedom and Justice Party with laptops and campaigning for their party; hence he notified them that their actions are illegal and that they are obliged to stop them immediately.. In Maadi Secondary School.. a group of young ladies was campaigning for Freedom and Justice Party.. After midday number of people aggregated in some constituencies was huge that some ladies passed out as in.. Ammar Ibn Yasser School in Maadi.. Number of security personnel increased proportionally with the increase of participants in Refaa El Tahtawy School.. The high turnover allowed representatives of Freedom and Justice Party to campaign for their party explicitly.. Also some candidates followed the  ...   it grabbed the camera and deleted the video.. In Amr Ibn El Aas School.. a lady was inquiring about brokers who pay voters 50 pounds.. Upon hearing her question, one voter instigated a fight with the lady and her followers.. Thugs intervened and police arrested four of them.. In Asuit governorate.. Manfalout Center El Etmana in station 733 a covered women voted 15 times using different identity cards.. This was revealed when a judge was dubious about her and checked and inspected her.. He found 15 identity cards with her that she has used.. People of the village mitigated so that the judge wouldn t imprison her since it is unacceptable for a girl to go to jail.. In Port Said.. constituency and in Port Fouad School in stations number 53 and 54, covered women voted without their identity checked and outside the station representatives of Freedom and Justice Party treated them.. In Gezirat Dar El Salam School.. , covered ladies supporters of El Nour Party drew the symbol of the party to people who were to cast their voices so that they would identify the party easily.. In Hosny Mubarak Experimental School Tebeen Helwan station.. 4 individual 1019 and list 1813, representatives of Mostafa Bakry and The Conservatives Party marked down the ballot paper for voters.. Same took place for the candidate Adel Okasha.. Operational Room for Election Observation.. 12.. 30 pm..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> Project Rakeeb - First Round - Final Statement
    Descriptive info: Project Rakeeb - First Round - Final Statement.. 1-12-2011, 16:44.. People s Assembly Elections First Round.. Final Statement.. November 30, 2011.. First Round of Voting Largely Peaceful DespiteWeak InconsistentElection Administration.. Observers deniedaccess or expelled from polling stations and active political campaigning problematic.. Project Rakeeb is joint collaboration between two Egyptian civil society organizations the Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement (EACPE) and the Egyptian Association for Development and Dissemination of Legal Awareness (EADDLA).. Drawing upon best practices of citizen observers from around the world, and adapting them to the unique Egyptian context, Project Rakeebis combining statistical principles with state-of-the-art information and communications technology to implement an observation methodology known as Parallel Vote Tabulation.. For the three rounds of Egypt s first post-revolution People s Assembly Elections,Project Rakeeb is deploying 1,267 citizen observers across Egypt to a statistically-sound, random, and representative sample of polling stations.. During the two-day first round of voting, Project Rakeeb deployed 413 non-partisan citizen observers tosample of polling stations in all nine governorates.. On both election days, Rakeeb observers sent observation reports via text message to a Central Data Center in Cairo.. The objectives of Project Rakeeb are to: 1) evaluate to what extent the elections are fair and transparent in accordance with Egyptian law and international standards for democratic elections; and 2) enhance citizen participation in the political process.. After each round of elections, Project Rakeeb is issuing statements on the quality of the voting process.. At the end of all three rounds, Project Rakeeb will issue a final statement about the overall quality of the People s Assembly election process.. Summary of Findings.. The first round of voting in Egypt s People s Assembly Elections was a meaningful democratic exercise.. Despiteconcerns of possible violence due to political unrest in the days leading up to the elections, both election days were largely peaceful with relatively few reports of violence or intimidation.. The main challenges in the process were weak and inconsistent election administration, active campaigning by political parties at polling locations, and the denial of access of accredited observers to the process.. The first day of voting was marked by long queues of voters throughout the day, reflecting a strong desire of the Egyptian people to exercise their fundamental democratic rights via the democratic process.. The voting process was slowasmany polling officials were seemingly confusedonhow to administer the process, in part due to thelack of clarity in election proceduresfrom the Higher Election Commission (HEC) and in part due to the lack of training of polling officials prior to Election Days.. The second day of voting was marked by smaller queues and a more rapid and orderly voting process, in part due to more manageable numbers of voters at the polling stations.. Early on the first day, weak election administration threatened the process as more than one-third of polling stations where Rakeeb observers were deployed opened more than an hour late due to the latearrival of election materials, including ballot papers, ballot boxes, indelible ink and voters lists.. Positively, voters demonstratedpatienceas election officials worked quickly to remedy the problems.. The decision to extend voting until 9 PM was a positive measure, although in many cases judicial supervisors were not informed of the extension and did not make provisions to extend voting hours.. In terms of the election administration, Project Rakeeb was able to produce a statistical analysis of the overall trendsin the process based on reports sent by observers deployed to a random and representative sample of polling stations.. Based on gathered data from its observers on the first and second days of voting, Project Rakeebis able to report on the following:.. Opening Time.. Day 1.. Day 2.. Before 9 AM.. 65%.. 95%.. Between  ...   secrecy, increasing the potential for voter intimidation;.. In many polling stations, polling officials did not ink the fingers of voters (sometimes due to the lack of presence of ink), increasing the potential for voter fraud and multiple voting; and.. In some polling stations, polling officials did not properly mark voters lists to note an individual had been permitted to vote or ensure that voters inked / signed next to their names after they voted, increasing the potential for confusion in the ballot reconciliation and voter fraud.. In addition to challenges in election administration, active political campaigning by political parties most notably Freedom Justice was found to hamper the process on both election days.. On the first day of voting, Rakeeb observers reported 71 separate incidents of active political campaigning at polling centers; on the second day, observers reported 51 incidents.. While the majority of reports implicated Freedom Justice, there were also reports of campaigning by Nour Party and the Egyptian Bloc.. Observers also reported 30 cases of party members using religious slogans to influence voters at polling stations.. Regrettably, polling officials rarely prevented such campaigning in and around polling locations.. Another concerning trend noted on both election days was the denial or expulsion of accredited election observers from polling stations.. Despite havingHEC accreditation, 19 percent of Rakeeb observers deployed on the first day of voting were denied access or expelled from polling stations by judicial supervisors; on the second day, approximately 5 percent were denied or expelled.. In two cases, Rakeeb observers were physically assaulted in the process of being expelled from polling stations.. The denial of access to observers is a serious violation to boththe HEC Code of Conduct and international principles for elections, undermining the credibility of the electoral process.. As mentioned earlier, both election days were relatively few incidents of violence or intimidation however there were a large number ofcritical incidents, specifically:.. 86 incidents of Rakeeb observers denied access or expelled from polling stations;.. 71 incidents of active campaigning by political contestants in and around polling centers, most often by Freedom Justice Party;.. 30 incidents of political party representatives using religious slogans to influence voters;.. 15 incidents of vote buying;.. 11incidents of party or candidate agents being expelled from polling stations;.. 8 incidents of sexual harassment against women;and.. 3 incidents of circular voting.. Finally, as the election process moves forward, Project Rakeeb calls upon the HEC to:.. Ensure that observers who have been accredited by the HEC are guaranteed access to follow up on the voting process in polling stations and the counting process in counting centers in accordance with the Code of Conduct, international election standards and regulations of the HEC itself;.. Ensure the consistent application of official election procedures by judicial supervisors and polling officials to reduce confusion and errors at polling stations;.. Ensure better lines of communications between HEC and judicial supervisors to ensure changes regarding election policies and procedures are communicated to polling officials;.. Ensure that security officials are only temporarily permitted to be present inside polling stations until order is restored in accordance with the law; and.. Use its authority to prevent active campaigning by political parties in and around polling locations.. Project Rakeeb also calls upon all political parties to refrain from active political campaigning, particularly inside polling stations and centers, on Election Days in accordance with Egyptian law.. Project Rakeeb commends Egyptian voters on their participation and patience during the first and second days of the first round of elections for the People s Assembly.. We hope that all political parties, contestants, and citizens will participate calmly and responsibly in the coming rounds of elections.. For more information about Project Rakeeb, please visit the website:.. www.. rakeeb.. net..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> Report for the first phase of People’s Assembly elections
    Descriptive info: Report for the first phase of People’s Assembly elections.. 1-12-2011, 16:02.. Independent Coalition for Election Observation.. Report for the first phase of People s Assembly elections.. November 28-29, 2011.. Report on field observation.. Cairo, December 1, 2011.. This report describes the field monitoring activities conducted by the Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement (EACPE) in the first phase of the 2011 parliamentary elections, held on November 28 and 29, 2011.. The EACPE will issue similar reports for the second and third phases, as well as a final comprehensive report including detailed findings of all monitoring activities throughout the three phases.. To ensure objectivity, the EACPE monitors elections in accordance with international electoral standards and human rights norms.. It attempts to monitor Egypt s compliance with its obligations to its citizens, especially under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by Egypt in 1982.. The EACPE also monitors the electoral process for compliance with domestic legislation.. In this report, the EACPE attempts to determine whether these elections differed from their predecessors and truly reflected the will of Egyptian citizens.. A necessary introduction.. The Egyptian parliamentary elections come following one of the most significant revolutions of the Arab Spring, which brought down a president who had been in power for 30 years.. But Mubarak left behind a legacy of corruption in all state institutions, and elections are no exception.. Past general elections in Egypt have been witness to all manners of violations; including rigging, vote buying, violence, and security interference in favor of ruling party candidates and regime supporters.. The political climate.. The People s Assembly elections of 2011 come at a time when many Egyptians hold high hopes for improved conditions in the country following the revolution.. Initially, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), which assumed responsibility for administering the transitional phase on February 11, 2011, gave the impression that change was possible, but its practices have suggested otherwise.. The SCAF has dashed the hopes of many and elections are taking place in a climate of political uncertainty.. The transitional period has been characterized by missteps and a lack of clarity, as the SCAF has monopolized both legislative and executive powers in accordance with the constitutional declaration issued on March 20, 2011.. In administering public affairs, the SCAF has made decisions unilaterally without serious consultations with either political forces or civil society organizations.. Respect for rights and public liberties has also deteriorated as the SCAF has maintained the state of emergency with no constitutional basis while restricting freedom of the media, confiscating some newspapers, closing down satellite channels, and tightening its grip on the state-owned media.. Since the SCAF assumed power, the transitional period has seen the return of the Security apparatus, which is again using violence, cracking down on peaceful demonstrations, and brutally dispersing sit-ins.. Thousands of citizens, including young revolutionaries, have been prosecuted in military trials in flagrant defiance of all international conventions and covenants on rights and liberties signed and ratified by Egypt, first and foremost the right to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and bodily safety.. Violations have not stopped with military trials, however, but have extended to torture and physical harm; some female protestors in Tahrir Square were even subjected to virginity tests.. The reluctance to try former regime figures and the lack of any court convictions of police officers accused of killing revolutionaries in January have served to increase resentment on the Egyptian street, as has the failure of the SCAF to assert its will on the police apparatus, which has totally abandoned its task of maintaining Security amid a Security vacuum, riots, and thuggery that harm innocents every day.. Indeed, the police seem to be creating as much chaos as possible, to allow them to return to the streets under the same old rules, under which they possess broad extralegal authority that permit them to torture, repress, and degrade citizens.. As there was no accountability for the forces of the Mubarak regime, after the dissolution of the National Democratic Party (NDP) these forces began to return to public life through the establishment of several new parties.. They were also slated on the lists of some already existing parties, most prominently the Wafd Party, and several new liberal parties.. Many of them, too, stood in the elections as individual candidates, drawing on the force of tribal affiliations and the influence of money in their districts.. At the same time, the Egyptian street is being pulled between Islamist forces, most prominently the Muslim Brothers, and civil liberal and leftist forces, although the balance of power is clearly unequal.. The Islamists enjoy a strong presence among the masses, particularly in rural and informal areas and in some segments of the middle class.. Given their high organizational capacities, they have asserted themselves in the absence of any other forces.. In turn, religious forces have exploited this absence and the lack of familiarity with other forces on the part of Egyptian citizens to its own benefit.. This general political climate, combined with the fact that the core demands of the revolution have not yet been met even nine months after the revolution, has given rise to much political tension and led revolutionary forces to return to Tahrir Square in a Second wave of the revolution, insisting this time that the SCAF itself step aside and immediately turn over power to a civil presidential council or a national salvation government with full prerogatives.. They are also demanding that the remaining basic demands of the revolution be implemented immediately, including social justice for the poor classes and respect for the dignity of the Egyptian citizen.. In the midst of this political turmoil, Security chaos, and lack of technical readiness, the SCAF, supported by the Muslim Brothers, insisted on holding parliamentary elections at the scheduled date of November 28, refusing to listen to the demands of civil liberal and leftist forces and other Islamist factions that wanted a short postponement (from two to four weeks).. It was hoped that this would defuse the resentment on the street and allow the SCAF to meet basic revolutionary demands, thus permitting free and fair elections with the highest possible degree of popular participation and, in turn, the greatest degree of legitimacy.. Despite these conditions, we cannot ignore some positive developments.. The page has turned on several purely cosmetic political parties that coexisted with the Mubarak regime prior to January 25, replaced by new political forces in party formations, among them the Salafis, the Gamaa al-Islamiya, and the Muslim Brothers all of which were banned from public political activity as well as some liberal and leftist parties.. Young people have also emerged as a new force in Egyptian political life, having been for many the embodiment of apathy and passivity.. They have taken part in establishing several parties and coalitions, and are expected to play an active role and be an influential new voting block in the current parliamentary elections, particularly urban, middle-class youth.. Legislative framework.. The success of any elections depends on the degree to which all parties comply with the legislative framework regulating them, how well this framework comports with international standards for free and fair elections, and the absence of impediments preventing citizens from running as candidates or voting, both at home and abroad.. The law must provide safeguards for direct, secret ballot and guarantee full authority to the body supervising elections.. The law must also guarantee its independence and impartiality, and grant it the instruments necessary to exercise its prerogatives.. In addition, the law should uphold a simple electoral system that permits representation for all segments of society in representative bodies.. Moreover, statutes regulating elections should be issued sufficiently in advance to allow citizens to become familiar with them.. Election laws in Egypt include many articles that are clearly contradictory.. Indeed, as a whole they increase the gap between Egyptian elections and international standards for free and fair elections.. General elections in Egypt are regulated by four laws, whereas the norm in any state is one unified law.. These laws include: Law 110/2011, amending Law 73/1956 on the exercise of political rights; Law 108/2011, amending Law 38/1972 on the People s Assembly; Law 120/2011, amending Law 120/1980 on the Shura Council; and 121/2011, amending Law 206/1990 on district apportionment.. These laws allow the executive, in the form of the Interior Ministry, to intervene in the electoral process.. For example, there are no clear standards for the apportionment of electoral districts, whether based on population or geography.. Indeed, the Interior Ministry is wholly responsible for drawing constituencies without any specified rules.. These laws were all tailored to permit the executive to interfere in elections to ensure the success of the ruling party (the dissolved NDP).. As such, they cannot be reformed, but must be abolished and replaced by a unified elections law that facilitates citizen participation in public affairs, including voting and standing as candidates.. Egyptian laws denied Egyptians living abroad the right to vote and be elected until a court order was issued forcing the administrative bodies to give Egyptians abroad the right to vote in elections; however, the legislator still denies them the right to stand as candidates.. In other cases, it has denied other groups the right to stand as candidates although they do have the right to vote.. This includes Egyptian citizens whose father is a non-Egyptian.. These and other obstacles allowed the executive to deny those who opposed it their full political rights (Article 5 of Law 108/2011 on the People s Assembly).. In addition, the law does not give full authority to the committee overseeing elections to administer the electoral process, leaving several matters to the Interior Ministry.. The law does not empower the Higher Elections Committee (HEC) to implement its decisions, as it does not provide for the formation of a cooperating administrative body, nor does it permit international and local civil society organizations to monitor all phases of the electoral process.. The law also failed to put candidate registration under the purview of the HEC, which created a state of confusion and chaos during this stage of the process.. Administration of the electoral process.. Although Law 110/2011, amending Law 73/1956 on the exercise of political rights, states that the HEC is responsible for the electoral process, we cannot lay responsibility for the confusion, chaos, and lack of clarity in the management of elections solely with the HEC.. The HEC, in its new form, assumed control of the process on October 1, 2011, for reasons related to problems in the formation of the committee and the nature of its tasks.. Indeed, the SCAF, the Cabinet, and the HEC are all responsible for the electoral mismanagement.. Supreme Council for Armed Forces (SCAF).. The SCAF has held exclusive control of the transitional period since February 11, 2011, after Mubarak stepped down and passed his powers to the council.. The SCAF formed a committee to draft constitutional amendments that included only one political force the Muslim Brothers to the exclusion of other political orientations.. This committee imposed a roadmap that involved amendments to the 1971 constitution, amendments to the People s Assembly and Shura Council laws, and elections for a parliament that will choose 100 people to draft a new constitution for the country, without specifying the status of the parliament or the instrument by which it will choose the 100 members of the constituent assembly.. This continues to cause confusion to the present day.. The SCAF then issued a constitutional declaration in which it gave itself broad legislative and executive powers and sole authority to determine the rules for People s Assembly candidacy and elections.. It rejected international election monitors, although the law states that resolving this issue is among the prerogatives of the HEC.. The SCAF issued a law laying out the mixed electoral system, which combines party lists with individual candidates, and it decided when elections would take place and when applications for candidacy would be accepted.. It then extended the candidacy application period more than once without consulting the HEC.. The SCAF issued the law on the corruption of political life, which bans members of the dissolved NDP from standing as candidates in parliamentary elections and assuming public office.. after.. the candidacy period began and the final list of candidates was being drafted, which threatened to invalidate the elections.. The SCAF issued a law on the apportionment of districts two days after applications for candidacy began to be accepted, and it insisted on holding elections at the appointed date despite the unstable Security situation.. The sit-in in Tahrir Square continued up to the first day of elections after Security forces used excessive force to disperse a peaceful assembly, which led to the death and injury of dozens.. Although several political forces demanded a two-week postponement of elections, the SCAF insisted on going ahead at the appointed time.. Indeed, it extended the vote to two days instead of the normal single day (Military Edict 262/2011 amending Decree 199/2011), continuing its policy of disregard for the HEC and unilateral administration.. The Cabinet.. The Cabinet s administration of the transitional phase and the subsequent electoral process has been weak and irresponsible.. This was clear in the statements of executive officials such as the minister of local development, who confirmed that the law on political isolation would be applied retroactively to the elections and indeed welcomed new elections in any districts where candidates from the dissolved NDP won.. This statement is highly irresponsible, as a rerun of elections would entail substantial efforts by supervising judges, voters, and candidates themselves.. The Cabinet was also slow to implement the rule granting Egyptians abroad the right to vote, which fostered chaos and confusion as the vote began abroad, and may lead to the nullification of the vote.. The Foreign Ministry and Cabinet organized voting for Egyptians abroad for two days over regular  ...   the Tagammu, Free Egyptians, and the Social Democratic Party; the alliance of Freedom and Justice and parties such as the Karama Party and New Revolution Tomorrow; and the Revolution Continues, which includes the Popular Socialist Coalition, Equality and Development, Freedom Egypt, the Egyptian Alliance, the Egyptian Current, and the Egyptian Socialist Party.. A total of 195 party lists are competing in the first phase, including 53 lists in Cairo, 33 in Alexandria, 24 in Assyout, 9 in Fayyoum, 18 in Kafr al-Sheikh, 13 in Port Said, 13 in Damietta, 12 in Luxor, and 10 in the Red Sea.. The Freedom and Justice list occupies the top spot on 16 lists in 16 districts, followed by al-Nour, the Wafd, al-Wasat, Reform and Development, the Egyptian Bloc, Freedom, Egyptian Citizen, the Conservatives, and the Revolution Continues, with less representation for Nationalist Egypt, Awareness, Modern Egypt, Democratic Peace, the Popular Democratic Alliance, and the Union.. The Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement monitored positive and negative aspects, through 2420 monitor, for the two (2) voting days of the first parliamentary elections stage in nine (9) governorates.. Positive aspects:.. The voting days of the first parliamentary elections stage witnessed unprecedented turnout of voters.. People raced to stand in lines, sometimes reached several kilometers outside the voting ballots, to take part in the voting process.. A right that many Egyptians voluntarily conceded during the reign of the former president, due to the violations of the electoral process at this time.. Turnout exceeded every expectation; people of all ages, classes and political backgrounds.. Egyptians performance was sophisticated; they were keen to be civilized before themselves and the world that was watching and following the Egyptian elections.. One of the positive aspects lacked during previous elections, that security didn t intervene in the voting days.. Security didn t assault candidates or their representatives, didn t even close voting ballots and allow rigging elections under their supervision.. Army and police forces were neutral, didn t obstruct the work of judges, there was no sight of any security agent inside the voting ballots; they were only present outside the ballots for securing them.. This contributed in having less violence during the voting days, that s why there were no witnessed major violent incidents or attacks except for some quarrels between candidates supporters, and sporadic assaults inside the ballots.. Moreover, we find major fraud of elections absent, after it was spread during previous elections.. Even with irregularities taking place, including fraud, but it can t be compared to what used to take place.. There were already fraud in favor of some candidates, but this can t be a dominant feature for the events.. Negative aspects:.. Although there are many positive aspects witnessed during the electoral process, but we find other negative aspects took place.. Before the voting days, a verdict was issued for excluding Abd Allah Mohamed Tamam , a candidate for the third district in Assiut, for not fulfilling his military service.. Also the case 1992/23 JY was raised before the administrative court to suspend elections after a candidate was transferred from a worker to a professional slate.. On the top of negative aspects, appears the inability of the HEC to manage the electoral process.. The HEC announced repeatedly its readiness to manage the electoral process, but practices proved the opposite.. Opening of many voting ballots was delayed, some others were canceled due to administrative errors, re-voting was applied in four (4) ballots, namely (Ahmed Shawki school, Matareya Commercial Institute, Ein Shams Frere De La Salle school, ElZaher Mostafa Kamel school, AlSharabeya).. During the press conference held by the head of the HEC, Chancellor Abd AlMoez Ibrahim, he justified the late arrival of the voting forms as the responsibility of the MoI, although the HEC repeatedly declared its sole responsibility of managing the process.. The inability of the HEC to manage the electoral process also appears in its lack of guarantees that candidates will not exceed the determined amount of money (LE 500,000) for electoral campaigning.. Although rules are set-forth concerning this matter, in addition to the right of the HEC to penalize who exceeds the limit by excluding him/her from candidates registries, but the lake mechanisms to prove it, the HEC wouldn t be able to take any step to apply the penalties.. Electoral campaigning was a weakness for the HEC as well.. The HEC couldn t control the use of religious slogans or religious institutes, although sometimes those slogans turned into sectarian ones.. Religious groups used all kinds of religious slogans, in addition to using religious institutes for campaigning for their candidates.. For example, the Freedom and Justice party, affiliated to Muslim Brotherhood, and AlNoor party, affiliated to the Salafies, both accused Egyptian block coalition of using the Church as a supporter and a campaigner for them among Christians, while Church denied.. Things were not better on the other side of the river, as the Church was accused again of campaigning for candidates and asking voters to give their votes to who cherish the cross.. As for continuing campaigning in the voting day (silence period), the decree of the HEC on electoral campaigning.. [3].. stated that campaigning stop two (2) days before the voting day, and in case of rerun, it stops one (1) day before.. Practically speaking, the decree wasn t applied; campaigning continued during voting days, from all political factions (Freedom and Justice party AlNoor party the Egyptian Democratic Social party).. Our monitors even stated they witnessed campaigning inside the voting ballots, even a poster of one of the parties was put on one of the boxes, as in the English school ballot in Maadi.. Inheriting the legacy of the dissolved NDP.. This was one of the major drawbacks during the voting days, as some of the political factions used the same methods of NDP during elections.. Some parties gave out bribes like Freedom and Justice, Alwafd, Alwasat, Almasreyeen AlAhrar and NDP remnants.. The Freedom and Justice party used their great capabilities in campaigning; they formed campaigning centers in front of each voting ballot in all the districts where their candidates are running, going against all instructions stated by the HEC, they even bribed voters, although bribery is criminalized, even with harsher sentences in the latest amendment of the law on political rights.. But the weirdest scene still is expanding voting to be over two days not only one.. The HEC was not clear on how voting ballots would be secured at night, with voting boxes inside.. Counting votes procedures were not announced, and if it will take place daily or after the end of the next day.. Our monitors witnessed a repeated complaint; it concerned the lack of stamps on the voting forms.. The voting form is one of the important means of the electoral process, and it should include the state s stamp over it.. But unfortunately this wasn t the case with a lot of forms, in spite of facing the same problem during the constitutional amendments referendum.. Voting ballots almost stopped working due to this mistake, till the head of the HEC announced through his press conference that judges signatures equal a stamp, but there was still chaos.. Some judges signed the unstamped forms since the beginning of the day, while others waited till the end of the day, took out all the voting forms from the boxes and signed them, this took place in some ballots, such as (faculty of engineering, Shubra Kabs AlKotn, Mansheya Gomrok, Alexandria, Shubra alkawmeya school, Shubra).. In spite of the good presence of security by the voting ballots, but this didn t prevent violence from taking place.. For example; demolishing Abu Ghalib school in Damietta by candidate s supporters, while using gunfire and white weapons, in addition to assaulting the head of the voting ballot.. Another female was stabbed during a quarrel outside a voting ballot as she refused voting for the Freedom and Justice party.. In spite of issuing permits for local and international NGOs to monitor elections, but difficulties faced monitoring teams, especially during the second voting day.. For example, the Arab experts mission received a permit to monitor elections from the HEC, but during the second day of voting they faced many troubles, they were prevented by security forces and judges to enter voting ballots, although they managed to enter ballots during the first day.. Couple of EACPE monitors was detained for two hours inside the warden s office of Masr AlGedida police station, during the second day in Nasr Alkawmeya school in Masr AlGedida.. Many of our monitors were prevented from attending counting the votes, on the basis of not having permits for attending vote counts, although the pre-issued permit gives them access to all stages of the electoral process.. Regarding the judicial supervision over the voting phase, there were differences in their performance.. Some of them abided by neutrality and accomplished his task, some others tried to lead voters inside voting ballots to cast their votes for certain candidates, some others forged voting forms themselves.. An example from the voting ballot of Abu Teeg preparatory school (sub-ballots 576, 577, 578), head of the voting ballot was guided voters inside the ballot to vote for Freedom and Justice party.. On the other side, and just before the end of the second voting day, some judges were held hostages by some voters because judges wanted to close the voting ballots while some voters didn t cast their votes.. Some of the examples are from Nasser Salah Eldin school, Dar AlSalam AlAhd AlGadeed school, Road Elfarag AlZawya school, AlZawya Alhamraa AlHelal AlAhmar school, Ein Shams Girls only Helmeyet AlZatoon secondary school, Helmeyet AlZatoon.. Votes Count:.. In spite of the leaked news concerning counting results, but until finishing this report no results were announced.. The head of the HEC declared on Wednesday November 30, that results of the first elections stage will be announced on the afternoon of Thursday December 1.. One of the weirdest incidents took place after the beginning of votes counting, was canceling the votes count of northern Cairo districts; without a clear reason on the cause of this cancelation.. Press statements are conflicting; some are attributed to the head of votes count station who decided to cancel the votes due to chaos inside the counting station.. On the directions of the head of the counting station, judges left the station without security over the boxes or the station where boxes are stored.. The other press statements are attributed to the head of the HEC who declared that votes count will be resumed; this statement was published although it didn t mention any explanation to what happened, or even mentioned penalizing the head of the counting station for cancelling the counting procedures without refereeing to the HEC.. Role of women in the first phase.. The first day of voting saw unprecedented turnout by women to choose their parliamentary representatives.. For the first time in many decades, this poll saw a strong turnout by citizens in general.. Some of the most memorable scenes on the first day were the long lines of women standing in front of some polling stations starting at 7 am, a full hour before the polls opened.. Despite the late opening of poll in most stations across the republic and the lack of stamped ballots unsigned by the polling station head, women insisted on voting in the midst of all these obstructive conditions.. Despite the strong turnout, female candidates constitute a very small proportion of all candidates, only 6.. 3 percent of individual candidates and 15.. 6 percent of party lists.. The latter is a result of the elections law, which requires parties to include at least one woman on every list.. It did not stipulate a particular position on the list, however, and as a result, most women trail the party lists, particularly among Islamists.. The Nour Party s campaign material did not include the photos of female candidates, but replaced them with a rose.. Women were also absent from the party s electoral rallies and campaign events.. Several Nour party leaders said that women were only placed on the party lists to meet the legal requirement, not because the party was convinced of women s political participation, stressing that the role of women is limited exclusive to the home and child-rearing.. Monitors with the EACPE observed some violations in the first phase, including the mass mobilization of pro-Islamist women in front of polling stations, where they campaigned for Islamist forces and encouraged other women to vote for these groups.. Moreover, a female human rights activist was detained inside one of the ballot stations on her attempt to photograph a judge rigging voting forms himself for a certain political group.. Voting ballots also witnessed violence among female voters, where some voters assaulted some others who didn t respond to calls for supporting a certain political faction.. Recommendations:.. Cancelling legislations governing general elections in Egypt and approve only one legislation, allows citizens to easily practice voting being candidates, a legislation that guarantees the representation of all classes and sects of community inside elected legislative assemblies, the legislation mission would holding back the executive branch, represented in the Ministry of Interior, from intervening in managing the electoral process, the legislation will take into consideration geographical and population count while districting, also the legislation will allow election monitoring by local and international NGOs.. Form a permanent, independent, neutral, full-time and diverse expertise committee; representing all judicial institutes, a committee that includes legal, political, statistical, technological expertise in addition to NGOs members.. The main purpose of the committee would be proposing draft laws and regulations concerning electoral process, preparing voters registries, and announcing elections results.. The committee should have immunity from being dissolved; its members can t run for elected assemblies, and not to hold public posts except after two years of their supervision on elections..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> tenth press release Second Day of Elections First Round
    Descriptive info: tenth press release Second Day of Elections First Round.. 1-12-2011, 15:27.. Parliamentary Elections.. Announcement.. Charges of Blasphemy.. In Luxor.. fundamentalists represented in El Nour Part and Muslim brotherhood represented by Freedom and Justice Party charged people planning to cast votes for the Egyptian Bloc Party of blasphemy and infidelity; consequently people felt mortified.. Two women in front of.. Ahmed Shawky School from Sharabia.. incited other women to vote for Freedom and Justice Party.. At Ammar ibn Yasser School in Malaria.. , women queued since early morning of the second day of Elections and waited impatiently for the doors of the station to open but that did not happen as a result women were furious and barged in in big numbers; sometimes forty of them at a time.. Work at all polling stations started immediately after this violent act except for hall number1057 which started work at 10.. 30.. Of course inside was chaos as expected especially in hall number1075 that embraced 40 voters at the same time.. Chaos was rampant to the extent that some voted and left without signing their names although a big number of the participants at this station attended to avoid the penalty.. This situation was toppled by supporters of El Nour Party and  ...   of violation: women were transported to polling stations using micro-buses numbers STG 5796 and DSH9657.. Women were encouraged to vote for various parties among which were Freedom and Justice, El Nour, and the Egyptian Bloc.. In Shubra.. Freedom and Justice Party shuttled a group of women to El Ahd El Gadeed Primary School (New Era School).. As for El Nour Party, supporters continued there campaigning in front of the same school.. At Hafez Ibrahim School and Shubra Secondary School.. , supporters of Freedom and Justice and El Nour parties continued with their campaigning and inciting people to vote for these two parties.. A group of people in Damietta.. snatched the camera away from one monitor overseeing the elections and taking photos of supporters of Freedom and Justice Party and El Nour Party while campaigning for their candidates.. This took place in front of El Farouk Primary School in Kobry El Siala in Damietta.. In Sahel constituency (in Ahmed Oraby School).. women were given unstamped individual ballot paper and they were in confusion because of their illiteracy especially those in halls number175 and 176 as reported by the judge supervising these two halls.. Of course this station was a fertile land for the manipulation of Freedom and Justice Party..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> ninth press release Second Day of Elections First Round
    Descriptive info: ninth press release Second Day of Elections First Round.. 1-12-2011, 14:55.. Chaos Continues.. Trading off Votes.. Increase in Brawls and Aggressive Deeds.. An official report was written and registered by the judge of Atmia Preparatory School in Fayoom against 3 supporters of Freedom and Justice Party and 15 of the supporters of El Nour Party who forged authorizations.. Another report numbered 9231 was registered in Alexandria by the candidate Ibrahim Gamil Ibrahim in Moharam Bek constituency in Alexandria.. He stipulated that booths located in front of polling stations and campaigning for El Nour Party and Freedom and Justice Party should be removed.. The report was directed to the security division so that his recommendations will be implemented.. Voting lists included names of some deceased citizens such as Farahat Abdel Samee in the fourth constituency in.. ,.. Mina El Basal.. , and station number 93 series 232.. Halls number 991 and 992 in Ahmed Shawky School.. in Mataria.. Cairo balloting papers were burnt and the head of the station left around 3.. 30; however, voting continued in these stations till 6 o clock in spite of the absence of the president.. Station number 655 in Abo Bakr School.. in Matareya.. stopped its work as a result of a scuffle between the head of the station and a representative of one  ...   their votes for Freedom and Justice Party.. Observers noticed posters sticking to the ballot boxes.. in Maadi English School in Cairo.. in stations 15 and 16 in Salah El Din School doors were closed for more than half an hour for unknown reasons.. In Old Cairo District two.. stations in Fouad School were closed because of brawls between the supporters of candidate Khaled Farouk Hamam (independent worker quota) and the supporters of the candidate Abdel Motad Shehata (independent).. Both groups were trading off votes for their candidates.. Trading off votes continues and bids are going high.. This was repeatedly observed as in Bin Kheldon School in Old Damietta and Zaki Naquib Mahmud in Mitt Kholy in Dameitta as well.. Traders were on behalf of El Wasat Party.. In Bahr Youssef School in Fayoom.. a fight occurred between the judge and fundamentalists voters as he insisted to uncover women faces himself and check their identity.. A young man was arrested as he was disguised in women clothes and was handed to the police.. That happened in El Helmya Experimental School.. in Heliopolis.. Monitors of the Independent Coalition witnessed 3 public transportation buses shuttling huge numbers of people to cast their votes on the Behalf of Freedom and Justice Party.. Numbers ofthese buses are STR 2194, SAR 1456, and SAAR 2479.. 02..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> sixth press release Second Day of Elections First Round
    Descriptive info: sixth press release Second Day of Elections First Round.. 1-12-2011, 14:49.. Sixth Announcement.. Manal Hussein Human Rights Activist Detained.. Women turnover in Upper Egypt exceeds theirs in Cairo.. Before the end of the first day of election human rights activist Manal Hussein was arrested as she tried to photograph the judge in Om El Moemneen Preparatory School while he was filling in some of the ballot papers.. Quietness prevailed during second day of elections, yet the turnover of women and men decreased compared to first day of elections.. Like the first day some stations were behind schedule.. In Dar El Salam.. Elementary School, there were few scuffles because of crowds.. Securing forces intervened and organized the queues so that there were paths for people to go back and forth.. In Asuit.. women turnover is high.. in stations numbered 514,515,516 an employee incited people to vote for El Hurrya and El Aadala Party which is Freedom and Justice Party.. again in stations 387,388 a women Called Hameeda Mekky who had no official documents or any representational authority directed people to cast their votes to Freedom and Justice Party.. Sh challenged and provoked monitors.. Wife  ...   for Freedom and Justice; thus, obey her.. In Hadayek El Koba.. in second constituency (individual, independent) and in first constituency (lists),the candidate Hassan Abu Gar transported big numbers to cast their votes on his behalf.. He was copied by another candidate named Fouad El Lewaa (independent worker quota).. In Belal School Sharabeya.. female voters outnumbered male ones.. In.. Kafr El Sheikh.. in several schools such as El Merazqa Thanaweya and in Preparatory Girls School people were transported by the help of supporters of Freedom and Justice Parties and El Nour Party to cast their votes to both parties.. In Dameitta.. in Commerce Secondary Boys and Girls School(kobry Seialla), people were rallied and offered bus shuttles that transferred them to the stations in order to vote on the behalf of Freedom and Justice Party.. In Asuit.. supporters of Freedom and Justice Party called supporters of El Kotla El Maserya ( Egyptian Bloc) as heretics while people on belf of the latter party tried to convince supporters of the earlier mention party totweak their discourse at no avail.. representatives of El Wafd Party and Justice and Freedom Party traded off votes for 50 pounds each..

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