Monitors allege violations on eve of Egypt's vote

AP, Saturday 27 Nov 2010

Egyptian election monitors say violations and harassment of opposition candidates continue on the eve of the country's parliamentary elections.

The head of one official monitoring group, Bahey-Eldin Hassan, says the government is ignoring a Supreme Court ruling requiring the reinstatement of disqualified opposition candidates.

In another violation, monitors say, independent candidates have been unable to register representatives to observe the voting at polling stations Sunday.

A security official said Saturday that 22 more supporters of the government's top rival — the Muslim Brotherhood — were arrested over the weekend. He spoke on condition of anonymity, because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

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