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Voters in Qena angry that polling stations are closed

Judges sent on planes to Upper Egypt to meet shortage of judiciary supervisors

Ahram Online, Saturday 19 Mar 2011
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Angry voters held a protest in the governorate of Qena after being unable to vote because ‎no judges were available to supervise the voting processes in many of the polling stations. ‎

The lack of judicial supervision meant that many of the polling stations were closed and ‎angry voters refused to head instead to other polling stations. ‎

In Naga Hamadi, two schools were shut and in the village of Naga Azouz 10,000 voters refused to go to polling stations in other villages after being told that the polling ‎stations were closed. ‎

Egyptian state TV reported earlier that the military is sending two planes carrying judges to Qena, Sohag and Naga Hammadi to supervise the voting process. ‎

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