Abul-Fotouh presents legal memorandum to SPEC on elections fraud: Campaign

Ahram Online, Monday 21 May 2012

The Abul-Fotouh campaign issues statement after noting that several voting applications and national ID cards in Saudi Arabia appear to be in the same handwriting

The campaign of presidential contender Abdel-Moneim Abul Fotouh, a former leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, presented a legal memorandum to the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) on Monday requesting that legal measures be taken in response to violations that occurred in the Egypt Consulate in Saudi Arabia.

The campaign's statement came after they reportedly saw that several voting applications via post and national ID cards appeared to be written in same handwriting.

The press release issued by the campaign requests that SPEC investigates the issue and transfers violators to prosecution as well as take all legal measures so that fraud does not threaten the integrity of the elections and the will of the people. 

The Egyptian ambassador in Riyadh on Monday announced that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi received 49.5 per cent of expatriate votes in Riyadh, the country's largest expatriate constituency, which has over 80,000 registered Egyptian voters.

Ali El-Ashiry, the Egyptian consul in Jeddah, announced on Sunday the Egyptian expatriate presidential poll results in Saudi Arabia's second city, Jeddah. Morsi received 26,934 votes, while Abul-Fotouh recieved14,573 votes. 

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