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  • Title: Second Statement for the Second day for the presidential elections run-offs, 17th of June 2012 » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: 30.. Second Statement for the Second day for the presidential elections run-offs, 17th of June 2012.. 17-06-2012, 20:28.. : 843 |.. The Egyptian Mission for Monitoring the Presidential Elections (EMMPE) is one of the popular initiatives that aim to observe the presidential elections of the year 2012, in cooperation with 26 human rights organizations and 150 public figures of parliamentarians, intellectuals, artists, etc.. They are monitoring the electoral process in all governorates throughout the electoral day.. Second Statement.. Second day for the presidential elections run-offs, 17.. th.. of June 2012.. Organization of the electoral process.. The mission received a lot of complaints regarding the closure of polling stations in the middle of the day in various governorates for different reasons, and sometimes without valid reason.. Some of them were because the supervisors are having lunch, a fight with one of the voters or there were no voters at all, for example polling station number 13 Ladies Mohamed Farid School Abdeen - Cairo.. Turnout.. Very Low is the level of turnout throughout the day, whether the polling station is from Men, Women, Elders, Youth or Mixed.. Publicity and directing the voters.. The methods  ...   addition to the revolving ballot.. Several reports have been filed with these cases.. Vote buying was also witnessed today.. The price of the vote reached 50 pounds in some places and varied from one place to another.. A photo of the ballot after choosing was a must in order to receive the money, or a child accompanying the voter.. Vote buying wasn t limited to money, but also gifts, food supply and others.. The state of security and resorting to violence.. The Mission (EMMPE) has observed in various governorates disputes in front of the polling centers between voters and advocates of both candidates that sometimes reached gunshots and the closing of the polling stations until the situation is under control.. And as we go closer to the end of the second day the tension is rising.. Religious publicity in the run-offs.. The Mission have witnessed a negative development in Suez, where the advocates of a certain candidate gathered in a mosque and informed voters to their polling stations using a laptop that has the candidate s picture on it.. The Egyptian Mission (EMMPE) operations room.. Second day, 6 pm.. Print.. Home Page..

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  • Title: First statement for the Second day for the presidential elections run-offs, 17th of June 2012 » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: First statement for the Second day for the presidential elections run-offs, 17th of June 2012.. 17-06-2012, 15:05.. : 821 |.. First statement.. The First day of the run-offs without any complaints regarding the closing of the polling stations and its procedures, but the dispute was around whether or not the agents of the candidates can spend the night next to the ballot boxes or outside the polling station, but the security forces refused that and referred it to the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) which didn t fulfill its commitment.. The Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) decided to open an investigation regarding the ballot papers found inside the official press house that had a mark on it that refers to one of the candidates.. Despite that, new ballot papers have been discovered today and were added to the investigation.. The Turnout in the second day is relatively low, despite having high turnout on some women s polling stations.. For the second day the publicity continued in front and around the polling centers, various methods have been employed such as using speakers, shuttle buses that drive voters to their stations, flyers and laptops with the candidate s picture on it to tell the voters their numbers in  ...   and the voting process in general.. In a positive manner, there was no cases of religious publicity witnessed so far, or the use of mosques or churches for publicity either.. Egyptian woman in the presidential elections.. The high turnout level of the Egyptian women is an indication of the positive role of women in the democratic development in and the social engagement in Egypt.. One of the most significant events of the first day is the mothers of the martyrs standing in front of the polling stations and reminds the voters of their son s rights and their rule in the historic moments that the country is experiencing.. On the other hand, the turnout level of the Egyptian women in the peripheral governorates came very low due to the tribal customs and ideas that degrade women.. In Delta, the turnout was astonishing in lines and crowd that waited from the first hours of the morning to vote.. In Cairo and Giza, the turnout was also very high from the upper class women that was very keen on participating.. And in a very critical manner, the illiterate women were directed towards a certain candidate, which was very significant in the first day.. Second day, 12 pm..

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  • Title: Third Statement for the First day for the presidential elections run-offs, 16th of June 2012 » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: Third Statement for the First day for the presidential elections run-offs, 16th of June 2012.. 16-06-2012, 23:22.. : 824 |.. Third Statement.. First day for the presidential elections run-offs, 16.. End of the day report.. - There are no indications that any of the two candidates is taking a lead on the other one.. - Both candidates made various violations according to their capacity and their geographical.. weight.. - There is a state of tension between the advocates of both candidates, and violence may erupt.. at any second.. - The level of Polarization in the society was clearly reflected over the supervisors inside the.. polling stations, especially on the supervisors who directed the voters according to the candidate.. that they are biased to.. - The turnout was relatively low and the calls for boycotting the elections were effective only in.. urbanized areas and among those who are politically active but not very common elsewhere.. - The religious and tribal customs also affected the scene  ...   lot of violations that express their will to rig the elections and also manifest their weight.. End of the first day.. The Mission witnessed that most of the polling stations closed at exactly 9 pm, and no violations were observed concerning sealing the boxes in the last day.. A lot of reports were filed against the voters by the police whenever they see them taking a photo of the ballot after voting.. Although the turnout have relatively increased in the last hours of the first day, but the level of participation is still very low.. Mostly women and elders.. Directing the voters.. The state of polarization and direction of the voters continued until the last hour of the day, and was relatively higher in women s stations.. The Security situation and resorting to violence.. Violence were cited between advocates of both candidates, members of the campaigns and between members of the campaign and the polling station s committee.. The Egyptian mission operations room.. 10 pm..

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  • Title: Second statement for the First day for the presidential elections run-offs, 16th of June 2012 » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: Second statement for the First day for the presidential elections run-offs, 16th of June 2012.. 16-06-2012, 19:23.. : 826 |.. Second statement.. Under a very competitive and polarizing environment, voters are under a huge pressure between various publicity and instable political environment in the country.. The organization of the electoral process.. - The head of the polling station in Martyr Hamed school Zefta City Gharbeia Governorate, excluded a complete voting envelope due to a misprinting that might be a direction to one of the voters.. - The Mission received a lot of complaints regarding military personnel and deceased voters registered in the voters registers.. Secrecy of the electoral process.. some of the judges inside the polling stations have violated the secrecy of the process guaranteed by law in the sixth of October city, as well as detaining a female voter for writing No remnants.. No spare tire.. One of the judges also insisted to check a voter s ballot because he used a pen from outside the polling station.. The turnout of the electoral process lessened as hours passed due to the rise in temperature.. Publicity.. The Mission confirms that leaders from the dissolved party is active again, and they opened the  ...   centers.. Members of the Mission have observed advocates of both candidates while directing the voters outside the polling centers and its proximity.. The Mission received complaints also that supervisors inside the polling stations direct people to vote for Ahmed Shafiq.. The level of violence between advocates of both candidates have risen, the mission also observed women harassing male advocates of Mohamed Morsy in front of polling centers in Cairo.. Security forces arrested members of the 6.. of April movement as they were holding signs with pictures of the martyrs on it in front of the polling center in Cairo and Alexandria.. One of the advocates of the candidate Ahmed Shafiq assaulted one of the judges in Munofeya Governorate Ashmon City, and a report was filed with the incident.. A report was filed against a head of one of the committees, in polling station number 1 , and was accused of being the daughter of a member of a dissolved party and direct people to Ahmed Shafiq.. Even though most of the agents and observers were granted access to the polling stations, some of them were expelled in the governorate of Munofeya and for fighting with agents of the other candidate.. 5 pm..

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  • Title: Urgent Press Release for the First day for the presidential elections run-offs, 16th of June 2012 » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: Urgent Press Release for the First day for the presidential elections run-offs, 16th of June 2012.. 16-06-2012, 19:19.. : 787 |.. Urgent Press Release.. The Egyptian Mission for Monitoring the Presidential Elections expresses its concern for what s happening to the freedom of press during the electoral process, where the freelance journalist.. Marwa Nasr.. were detained by security forces when she was field reporting about the electoral  ...   advocates of any candidates.. She was harassed by the security forces and held captive for almost an hour and then taken to Sayeda Zainab police station without providing a clear reason for this.. The Egyptian Mission demands the quick release of her in order to preserve the freedom of press and their right to deliver the information freely to the society.. The Egyptian Mission Operations Room.. 3 pm..

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  • Title: Articles for June 2012 Year » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: First statement for the First day for the presidential elections run-offs, 16th of June 2012.. 16-06-2012, 16:15.. : 601 |.. The first round of the elections that was held on the.. 23.. rd.. and the 24.. of may 2012, have resulted in.. a.. run-off between the highest two candidates,.. Dr \ Mohamed Morsy freedom and justice party.. candidate, and Ahmed Shafiq the independent candidate.. The Egyptian Mission is monitoring the rest of 25th January  ...   The 16th and 17th of June witness the voting of.. some Egyptian citizens, as we do not know exactly.. their ability to choose the next Egyptian president.. for the coming phase.. This round will be between.. Dr.. Mohamed Moursi; the candidate of the political.. Islam current in other words, the Muslims Brotherhood.. and Ahmed Shafik, the candidate of several groups.. which represent Mubarak s benefits that is still influential.. inside all the governmental institutions..

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  • Title: Closing Statement on the Mission’s Works in the First Round of Presidential Elections » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: Closing Statement on the Mission’s Works in the First Round of Presidential Elections.. 30-05-2012, 14:06.. : 782 |.. The Egyptian Mission for the Observation of Presidential Elections.. Closing Statement on the Mission s Works in the First Round of Presidential Elections.. Egyptians Hold First Democratic Elections after the glorious January 25th revolution.. In the first presidential elections establishing after the glorious January 25th revolution, Egyptians, over two days, and for the first time in our modern history, recorded a wide-scale participation in an electoral process that can be labeled as democratic.. Several political forces and democratic bodies had voiced reservations about holding the elections before drafting a consensual constitution that clearly identifies the powers of the upcoming president, separates the main branches of power, and illustrates the shape and nature of the political system Egyptians would approve for the next period.. However, those reservations have not impeded building for the first democratic elections for the first president after the revolution.. Formed by nearly 26 human rights organizations, as well as 150 public figures including parliamentarians, law experts, trade unionists, intellectuals and political activists, the Egyptian mission has managed to depict details of the electoral process over two days in various Egyptian provinces.. It provides the local and international public opinion with its own account of the event and the results of its participation in monitoring the performance of different parties to the electoral process as shown below:.. 1-The Presidential Elections Commission.. Disregarding the commission's stance which can be described as restrictive to civil society's right to monitor all phases of elections -as stipulated in the law, the constitution, and the verdicts issued by the Supreme Administrative Court- we objectively hail the strenuous efforts it exerted in organizing the electoral process of the two voting days which was very close to conforming to international standards of transparency.. 2-The state, the Administrative and Executive Authorities.. The state, represented in the ruling military council and the Ministry of Interior, has played a significant and decisive role in securing the electoral process; confronting attempts to practice thuggery and violence by some candidates' supporters; thus making the voting days pass peacefully in spite of the security void and state of chaos the country has been witnessing.. Forgery and Serious Breaches.. Both of the two voting days had seen several violations by most of the candidates' backers  ...   high turnout by the youth of both genders.. Violence and Election Brokers.. Actions of violence and thuggery receded largely, with merely some frictions between supporters of Mohamed Morsy and Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh, and sometimes between backers of Ahmed Shafiq and Amr Moussa.. As for vote buying, it occurred on a smaller scale comparing to earlier presidential polls, though vote brokers are still existing in some parts of the country, targeting necessitous women in particular.. Spending.. The most common violation was the enormous rate of spending which was way beyond the official limit.. Having the lion's share in that respect was disqualified candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, Islamist runners Mohamed Morsy and Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh, and also Ahmed Shafiq and Amr Moussa; all undermining the possibility of securing equal chances for all runners.. People with Special Needs.. Though representing a considerable portion of the population( 12%= approximately 10 million), special-needs voters are not given enough attention from the authorities and election administrators.. No special arrangements are made to help those cast their ballots, which prompted many to not to vote, either for indifference or inability.. The most important conclusions made by the mission :.. Based on the aforementioned remarks, the mission believes that the breaches, though very common, were mainly made by candidates, as well as election administrators to a much lesser degree.. A good job has been done in securing the electoral process and voters.. In general, the elections commission's performance was fairly good and represents a real shift towards a better administration and system of organization, in spite of the deficiencies which we hope will not exist in the future.. Lastly, we believe that the processes of the two voting days are agreeable.. and can be described as fair and very close to conforming to international standards of transparency, since it had not witnessed flagrant violations that could affect final results.. That makes us hope that the future will be carrying a great opportunity for Egyptians to enjoy democracy and establish the state of law and rights, which had been the goal of the January revolution.. Cairo, 26th May, 2012.. In case of inquiries, please communicate with the EMMPE operation room:.. Telephone / Fax: 0227957674 Email:.. cpe_eg@yahoo.. com.. Website:.. www.. mosharka.. org.. Ehab Rady: 01224001969 Fathi Farid: 01282993820 Atef Hafiz: 0122250260.. Walid Abdul-Halim: 01227665452 Magdy Abdel Fattah: 01069643258..

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  • Title: Third Statement for The Second Day of the Presidential Election » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: Third Statement for The Second Day of the Presidential Election.. 30-05-2012, 13:54.. : 496 |.. Third Statement.. The Second Day of the Presidential Election May 24, 2012.. The Egyptian Mission for Monitoring the Presidential Election (EMMPE) is one of the popular human rights initiatives that aim at monitoring the presidential election 2012.. 26 Egyptian human rights organizations participate at EMMPE, in cooperation with 150 Egyptian public figures includes parliamentarians, activities, jurists, writers, artists, trade union members and others.. EMMPE will monitor the two Election Days and run-off in case there will be another round.. Women and Presidential Elections.. Egypt has been witnessing remarkable developments in social and political mobility, especially regarding elections, throughout the two Election Days, The Egyptian Mission for Monitoring Presidential Elections (EMMPE) s monitors found a number of observations related to Egyptian women and their impact on the electoral process.. First: Participation in Elections.. One of the most important observations over the two Election Days is the strong and effective  ...   civil society organizations made sure that women are fairly represented in their monitoring mission.. Female monitors, were hard workers, and were really a pioneering example in accuracy and neutrality.. Most of presidential campaigns made sure to have female representatives and deputies of the running candidates, due to the fact that women are hard workers.. Third: Media.. Some of local media outlets (either official of private) were very professional and gender balanced in conducting interviews to cover presidential elections.. They also tried to be gender balanced in forming their working teams covering such important elections.. NB:.. EMMPE s female monitors reported some violations committed by political Islam candidates, and by the campaign of Mr.. Ahmed Shafik, as they abused illiterate and poor women in different villages, through transporting them to polling centers to vote for their candidates, though offering them electoral bribes such as food and money, this phenomenon is considered the most sever negatives of the electoral process.. EMMPE Operation Room.. 6:30 pm..

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  • Title: Second Statement for The Second Day of the Presidential Election » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: Second Statement for The Second Day of the Presidential Election.. 30-05-2012, 13:47.. : 525 |.. Second Statement.. In its continued efforts to monitor the Egyptian Presidential Elections; the Egyptian Mission for Monitoring Presidential Elections (EMMPE) reached the following observations of the second Election Day:.. The Electoral Process Organization.. Voting continues with low turnout percentage until mid-day, but this time witnessed best performance of administrative assistants in polling stations.. EMMPE witnessed intensive security existence of both police and army forces surrounding polling centers; such security situation helped lessening polarization between supporters of different candidates.. Election Campaigning and Bribe.. Election campaigning is still running in the second voting day, especially outside polling centers, or through using cars with posters of some candidates.. In addition to several trials to guide citizens to vote for certain candidates.. Cars were used to collectively transport voters supporting candidate of Freedom and Justice Party Dr.. Mohamed Morsi.. Security forces are working so hard to prevent election campaigning inside the premises of polling centers.. According to EMMPE s observers many cases of electoral bribe in El Menia governorate,  ...   of the same candidate, this was very resentful to citizens who reported these incidents to EMMPE s team.. EMMPE s observers also reported a number of cases were posters of candidates Mr.. Hamdin Sabbahi and Dr.. Mohamad Seliem Al Awa were hanged in public transportation buses.. Action of Violence.. EMMPE s observers reported that violent actions increased in the form of clashes between supporters of different candidates in many governorates; such as the clashes that took place between supporters of Dr.. Abdul Monem Abul Fotouh and Mr.. Amr Mousa in Demitta Governorate.. Army forces had to intervene to arrest some of members of these campaigns.. Clashes also took place in Bani Swif Governorate between voters due to bad organization.. Clashes also erupted between supporters of Dr.. Abdul Monem Abul Fotouh and or Mr.. Mohamed Morsi when Abul Fotouh s campaign distributed his flyers 200 meters away of the polling center.. In addition, a fight erupted between two families using weapons in El Gharbya Governorate, one of these families supported Mr.. Ahmed Shafik, army forces intervened to defuse clashes.. 5:30 pm..

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  • Title: First Statement For The Second Day of the Presidential Election » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: First Statement For The Second Day of the Presidential Election.. 24-05-2012, 19:30.. : 555 |.. First Statement.. In its continued efforts to monitor the Egyptian Presidential Elections; the Egyptian Mission for Monitoring Presidential Elections (EMMPE) reached the following observations at the beginning of the second Election Day:.. EMMPE did not observe any violations pertaining the security of the ballot boxes yesterday night after closing the balloting process over the course of the first Election Day and till the beginning of the second day.. The early hours of the second Election Day has witnessed low to medium turnout in several polling stations.. It s expected that the turnout will be increased over the coming few hours.. The majority of polling stations received voters on time, started from 8 am however EMMPE reported a delay in opening a number of polling stations, including polling stations in Hamol district, in Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, which led to huge crowd gathering resulted in arguments between voters.. Election Campaigning.. Since yesterday, the EMMPE observed campaigning violations in the form of hanging posters and banners over the night in the roads leading to polling centers, especially for the Freedom and Justice Party presidential  ...   FJP prominent leaders working on Dr.. Mohamed Morsi s campaign, who continued the promotion of the candidate.. As for the beginning of the second Election Day; the EMMPE violating the silence period continued outside of the polling centers.. Moreover, there was campaigning of municipals members in favor of Ahmed Shafik, and collective voting by factories workers due to pressure of their employers in Gharbia Governorate.. Security Presence and Violence.. The EMMPE members witnessed the continuation of the stable security conditions taking place since yesterday; either in the roads leading to the polling stations or surrounding them.. This can be considered a very good step, especially in the lack of security along Egypt in this period.. The members of the EMMPE didn t witness any violence incidences around the polling centers, except for some scarce cases of arguments between voters.. Women s participation.. The Egyptian women continue practicing their political rights through participating in voting during the presidential elections as they did during the 2011 parliamentary elections.. The EMMPE monitors witnessed a higher turnout for women than of men across the country.. But this turnout in general, is less than the turnout during the parliamentary elections.. 12 pm..

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  • Title: No For Supreme Presidential Election Commission’s (PEC) Arbitrary Procedures » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: No For Supreme Presidential Election Commission’s (PEC) Arbitrary Procedures.. 24-05-2012, 18:09.. : 594 |.. No For Supreme Presidential Election Commission s (PEC).. Arbitrary Procedures.. Yes For Civil Society Comprehensive Monitoring.. Over the Presidential Elections.. The signatory organizations declare their clear refusal of PEC s procedures regarding national and international civil society organizations monitoring of the coming presidential elections; as these procedures mainly include restrictions on the freedom of these organizations to monitor the electoral process.. The timing and way of declaring PEC s procedures reflect its indifference of the role of civil society.. The arbitrary content of these procedures declines the right of civil society to monitor the most important political process Egypt has ever witnessed.. Other regulating measures of PEC clearly assure that there is no intention to allow any real or effective civil society monitoring of these elections, but it would rather only be a decoration to legitimize the elections.. The signatory organizations assure that PEC s attitude towards the basic right of civil society to monitor and evaluate performance of bodies in charge of managing electoral processes, is totally consistent with the hostile attitude of all state authorities towards civil society, ever since the 25th January revolution.. All these authorities, including PEC is trying to deprive civil society of the gains it succeeded to obtain even under Mubarak's authoritarian corrupt regime.. Consistent with this hostile attitude, comes PEC s decision No.. 11 for the year 2012, namely Article 3, which excludes a large number of civil society organizations from monitoring elections, the excluded organizations are those that are not registered according to article 6 of nongovernmental organization.. The decision also  ...   refusal of such arbitrary procedures by PEC s and we emphasis that we will not abide by them, as we stress our right to monitor the most important elections taking place in Egypt in modern history.. Thus, we declare the following points to public opinion:.. Despite our disapproval of PEC s administrative and regulatory procedures regarding civil society monitoring of the coming presidential elections, we chose not to withdraw.. On the contrary, we will take whatever actions and measures required to enable Egyptian political and civil society to observe, monitor and evaluate the process election, and thus report to Egyptian citizens, public opinion and history.. We promise to uncover and expose all forms of possible manipulation likely to occur during in any phase of the electoral process.. The signatory organizations:.. Arab Program for Human Rights Activists.. Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement.. Egyptian Association for Supporting Civil State.. Egyptian Center for Child s Right.. Egyptian Center for Women s Rights.. United Group, Attorneys at Law, Legal advisors and human Rights Advocates.. Egyptian Organization for Human Rights.. Arab Center for Independence of the Judiciary.. Arab Organization for Penal Reform.. Arab Foundation for Supporting Civil Society.. Article 57 Association for Defending Human Rights.. Association for the Assistance of Prisoners.. Women's Issues Center.. Andalus Center for Tolerance and anti-Violence Studies.. Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.. Appropriate Techniques of Communication for Development.. New Woman Foundation.. Our Right Foundation.. The Egyptian Association for Collective Rights.. Regional Organization for Human Rights.. Association of Human Communication.. - Rural Friendship Association.. Association of Women's Activism.. Alhafezah People Association.. Association of Reform of the Individual and the Group.. Alliance for Arab Women..

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