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Arab League observation mission praises Egypt’s Senate elections

The monitors said that the process went smoothly, with no major irregularities or violations recorded

Ahram Online , Friday 14 Aug 2020
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Egyptians, mask-clad due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, cast their ballots at a pool station on August 11, 2020 AFP
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The Arab League observation mission sent to monitor this week’s Senate elections in Egypt has praised the voting process, saying it was conducted in a calm, safe and organised atmosphere in accordance the election-related laws, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.
 
In an initial report on the voting issued on Thursday, the mission hailed the National Election Authority for taking all proactive measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19 during the process.
 
The report also stated that all possible means and logistics needed for the votes were provided and the process went smoothly, with no major irregularities or violations recorded.
 
The mission also cited a noticeable turnout by female voters and noted the number of women working in poll stations or running for the Senate.
 
There are 111 female candidates competing in the elections; 91 are running individually and 20 are running on closed lists.
 
The first round of voting was held on Tuesday and Wednesday; a run-off round is scheduled for September.
 
The final report of the mission will be issued soon.
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