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Failure to adopt monitoring networks Continuous decline in the benefits of January 25 revolution in Egypt

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ARABEW_19-6-2012


The Elections Network in the Arab expressed disappointment of the decision of the Egyptian Presidential Election Commission to relief it, and without giving reasons, from the follow-up process of the presidential election scheduled to be held on 25 and 26 of May.

The decision issued by the Election Commission naming the international organizations approved to take part in the follow-up does not include the name of the Network, despite being notified by the Secretary General of the Commission during the press conference held on 20/April/2014.

This behavior was shocking, especially after the Network submitted a grievance (through a telephone with the Secretary General of the Presidential Elections Commission), without receiving a response to it. The network has a wide experience in election monitoring in the Arab world, as it monitored and followed 15 electoral processes in the Arab countries over the past six years, including parliamentary and presidential elections after the Egyptian revolution last January 25.

The Elections Network in the Arab world would like to assert that it made ​​it applications within the specified time, which included the dispatch of a mission of 150 observers from various Arab countries. This is to ensure neutrality in monitoring the Egyptian presidential election, in spite of the principle legal stand regarding what happened in Egypt on July 3, 2013 and the forced detention of the elected president, the imprisonment of more than twenty thousand political opponents, and death sentences issued against hundreds of political opponents at once.

The network wished to draw the attention to the suspicions raised by the decision of the Egyptian Presidential Commission that it is not professional, as it accepted applications from organizations that have nothing to do with monitoring elections. The question is who is behind the internal decision-making of the commission? So, for the sake of the credibility of the Network as a pioneering network in the field of election monitoring in the Arab world, and in consistency with its stated objectives, it issues to all followers and those who are interested this clearing statement about preventing it to monitor the presidential elections in Egypt.

Amman,14/5/2014