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Independent Coalition: Government Has Started Rigging Elections and HEC Speaks on Behalf of the Interior Ministry
Independent Coalition: Government Has Started Rigging Elections and HEC Speaks on Behalf of the Interior Ministry
The independent Coalition for Monitoring the Elections accused the High Elections Committee (HEC) of being useless. It stated in its second report on the elections that it was clearly evident the Interior Ministry took full charge of the electoral process
Sunday, November 28,2010 00:17
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 The independent Coalition for Monitoring the Elections accused the High Elections Committee (HEC) of being useless.  It stated in its second report on the elections that it was clearly evident the Interior Ministry took full charge of the electoral process


In its statement issued by the Cairo Centre, the coalition stated: “After the HEC announced that it would implement all the judicial rulings of the Administrative Court to return candidates who had been excluded by security forces, it was forced to retreat as the Ministry of Interior insisted that the decisions should not be implemented. This led the Supreme Administrative Court to issue its historical ruling on November 25, 2010 calling on the HEC to implement the decisions and considered the appeals of the Ministry of Interior illegal.


The coalition considered the stance of the government, which “politically rejects” international supervision of elections and “practically” rejects national supervision through civil society organizations, thereby emphasizing the lack of political will to hold free and fair elections, pointing out that the HEC refused to allow several human rights organizations to supervise elections including the Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement, member of the coalition. The remaining organizations obtained 10% of the licenses requested.

tags: Rigging / Elections / Interior Ministry / Candidates / Fair Elections / Parliamentary Elections / High Elections Committee / Administrative Court / Ministry of Interior / Supervision of Elections / Civil Society Organizations / Human Rights Organizations
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