CAIRO: Election observers of the Arab League (AL) mission have deployed in Egypt’s 13 governorates that will witness the parliamentary elections scheduled to kick off Saturday, Youm7 reported.
“The mission comprises 100 election observers from 18 Arab nationalities to monitor the ballot inside Egypt. The mission will also follow up the ballot abroad through the AL offices in various cities worldwide including Moscow, Berlin, New Delhi, Berlin and New York,” AL Assistant Secretary-General and head of the AL mission to follow up the elections Haifa Abu Ghazaleh was quoted by Youm7 Tuesday.
The second phase of Egypt’s long-awaited parliament election will be held in 13 governorates including Cairo, Dakahlia, Menoufia, Port Said and Sharqia with 27.5 million eligible voters.
“The AL mission will follows up the entire electoral process until announcing the final results,” said Abu Ghazaleh. Two reports on the electoral process will be sent to the High Election Committee (HEC) and the AL secretary general, she added.
“An operations room has been set up at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo to follow the election process and delegations from other Arab countries will be invited to join in,” according to Abu Ghazala.
A total of 222 independent parliamentary seats will be available in the second phase, with 2,847 candidates competing in 102 constituencies, the High Election Committee (HEC) announced earlier this month.
The second phase of the parliament election will be observed by dozens of local and international bodies.