Egyptian army issues security guidelines for upcoming vote

Ahram Online , Friday 23 May 2014

Armed forces will be securing next week's presidential election

The Egyptian armed forces issued a statement on Friday calling on the Egyptian people to cooperate with the army units assigned to secure the presidential election on the polling days of 26 and 27 May.

"Voters should not bring any bags or belongings during the process of voting in the polling stations, and cars and motorcycles should not be parked at the polling stations, in order to make it easy for the army units to secure the polling stations," said the statement, published on Al-Ahram Arabic on Friday afternoon. 

The statement also listed the phone hotlines of the Egyptian armed forces' commanderships in different regions so that voters can report any problems they face during the presidential elections.

Ongoing militant attacks, primarily targeting the police and security forces, have seen at least 500 police and soldiers killed since last summer. 

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