CAIRO: A total of 45 African Union delegation members will monitor the presidential elections in Egypt scheduled for May 26 and 27, El-Wafd news reported.
An African Union source issued a press statement Thursday that 45 members will monitor the presidential elections in Egypt in several governorates including Giza, Beni Suef, Fayoum, Luxor, and Aswan.
The source said the African Union monitored elections in five countries including South Africa, Algeria, Malawi, Guinea-Bissau, and Egypt.
Source stressed that the monitoring was an invitation from the Egyptian government after meeting with the High Presidential Elections Committee, political parties, civil society organizations, and other international election monitoring organizations.
Assistant of Secretary-General of Arab League of Media Affairs Haifa Abu Ghazaleh said Thursday that the delegation to monitor Egyptian presidential elections completed all necessary procedures to carry out its mission, Youm7 reported.
Abu Ghazaleh said there will be an operation room to communicate with observers while doing different jobs.
She said that Arab League representatives will record everything they see and will not interfere in the election process.
“The meeting was held with some of institutions that monitor the elections, such as the European Union and this election will be the largest in the Middle East, due to more than 53 million citizens are allowed to vote and everyone’s goal is to follow up on what is happening in Egypt,” Abu Ghazaleh said.