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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

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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