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Egyptian Shura Council election, 2010

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Egyptian Shura Council election, 2010

Elections for the Shura Council, the upper house of the Egyptian parliament, were held in Egypt on 1 June and 8 June 2010. From a total of 264 seats 88 are up for election every three years, another 44 are appointed by the president. Out of 446 candidates for elections, 115 are from political parties and 331 are independents.

Election monitoring

"معظم دول العالم لا يوجد فيها إشراف قضائي على الانتخابات ومع ذلك تكون نزيهة وحيادية"

"Most of the world has no judicial supervision on elections, however, those elections are fair and impartial".

The election was not under any national court or international supervision. The General Secretary of the Policy Committee in the National Democratic Party Gamal Mubarak said in a press conference that, "This issue is governed by the law and the constitution which made it possible for civil society organizations to monitor the elections". The Secretary of Education in the NDP, Mohamed Kamal, said that the party welcomes the supervision of national organizations, but refuses international monitoring. He also added that the abolition of judicial supervision of elections does not affect the integrity of the elections.


Egyptian Shura Council election, 2010 Wikipedia

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