Council – High Turnout At Women’s Poll Stations On First Day of Elections

The National Council for Human Rights reported on Monday a high turnout of voters during the early hours of the first voting day, with a particularly impressive turnout for women at poll stations.

Eligible Egyptian voters have begun casting their votes to choose their president after former President Mohamed Mursi’s removal from power last July.

The council also indicated it has received 53 complaints of electoral campaigning violations since poll stations opened their doors to Egyptian voters.

The highest number of complaints is about the delay in opening a number of subcommittees in several governorates, the council said in a report.

The second highest number is about a variety of administrative issues such as the absence of the phosphoric indelible ink at the Zohour Primary School poll station in Giza.

One complaint was about preventing an observer from accessing a poll station at the girls-only Zohour Secondary School in Ismailia.

In the report, the council pointed to the prevention of a Hamdeen Sabahi representative from entering a subcommittee at al-Shaheed Mohamed Mahmoud poll station at a Qaliubiya village.

The council said it sent out seven delegations of its members and researchers to monitor the progress of the electoral process. Three delegations were in Cairo, two in Giza, one in Alexandria, and one in Suez.

Source : Aswat Masriya

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