Anticipated Tensions on Election Monitoring
AL WAFD - 30/8/2005ANGER AT STATE COUNCIL: UNDERSECRETARY & SECRETARY OF JUDGES CLUB GIVEIN THEIR RESIGNATION IN PROTEST OF DISMISSING 650 JUDGES FROM MONITORING THE ELECTIONS
The crisis between the judges of the State Council and the Presidential Elections Committee aggravated, after dismissing 650 judges from monitoring the elections, and choosing only 572, with the pretext of facilitating the work process. Seniority was not taken into consideration, upon distributing judges on committees. Young judges wer eappointed in main committees and older ones in subsidiary committees. Read in Arabic from Alwafd
Warning: More beatings for Egyptians on Election Day
AL AHRAM - 30/8/2005 ORDERS TO POLICE TO PRACTISE OPTIMUM SELF-CONTROLPM Nazif asserted that the coming presidential elections will be a fine historic step towards democracy. He also emphasized that orders were given to police to practise optimum self-control and avoid violence. He confessed various violent incidents falling during the May referendum.
This is a real joke! Should I understand that there will be beatings but the government is trying to say we will be in control and decent with civilians!