Interior minister says police and army 'capable of securing elections'

Ahram Online, Saturday 17 May 2014

Any attempts to disturb the voting process will be strictly dealt with, says Egypt's interior minister

Mohamed Ibrahim
Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim (Photo: Reuters)

Egyptian interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim stated on Saturday that the police, with the help of the armed forces, are capable of securing the upcoming presidential elections.

Speaking during a Central Security Forces training event, Ibrahim stressed in the need for all efforts to be exerted in order to ensure security, while not interfering in the electoral process.

The police are assigned to secure polling stations on 26-27 May when Egyptians cast their votes.

Ibrahim said that any attempts to break the law or disturb the voting process "will be strictly dealt with".

Former military leader Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi are the only two candidates running in the election, with El-Sisi widely expected to win. 

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