CAIRO: The British ambassador to Egypt John Casson welcomed the first phase of parliamentary elections that kicked off Sunday in a number of governorates.
“By representing the Egyptian people, legislating, and holding the government to account, the new Parliament will have a vital responsibility building a more secure, prosperous, and democratic country,” Casson stated Sunday.
The United Kingdom is one of a number of foreign states and organizations that have been authorized to monitor and observe the polling processes.
A mission of 15 international observers arrived in Cairo airport late Tuesday to monitor Egypt’s parliamentary elections.
Earlier this month, the High Elections Committee (HEC) said 17,465 local observers from 81 local organizations and 717 foreign observers from seven international organizations would monitor the first phase of the elections.