‘Hard’ to guarantee 100% transparent election: Election committee member
HEC ‎spokesperson Omar Marawan - YOUM7

CAIRO: It’s “rather hard” for any elections supervision committee to guarantee a 100 percent transparent parliamentary elections, said High Elections Committee’s (HEC) spokesperson Omar Marawan Wednesday.

“I think its the voters’ role; they need to elect parliament members who could legislate new laws which guarantee better monitoring for the elections,” Marawan stated.

However, he added that the current committee will be the last one to be formed by the government as the new 2014 constitution stipulates that the following committee will be chosen by the parliament.

“But at the same time god knows when is the time of the elections,” he added.

The parliamentary elections were scheduled to be held over two phases starting March 22, but the constitutional court ruled some articles of the elections law as unconstitutional a few weeks before the elections.

Three weeks ago, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi told reporters that holding parliamentary elections before the holy month of Ramadan, to begin in late June, is “impossible”.

“It will be hard to hold the elections before Ramadan, which will also be happening at the same time as students’ entrance exams,” Sisi said.

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