Saturday, October 01, 2005

Mubarak promises free and fair parliamentary polls

"As I had promised for the presidential election, the upcoming legislative polls will also be free and fair and will take place under the supervision of the electoral commission and the judges," President Mubarak said.

Is this the same electoral commission that brought him to power for the fifth term to rule for 30 years until 2011? I heard it is different. Should we expect different irregularties? I also heard that the members are not judges. There is a kind of contradiction here as the story says elections will be held under judicial supervision. But anyway, these are minor details because anything can happen in our Egypt. His promise gave him 88.8% instead of 99.9% in the election results.

I am afraid I would like to see international monitors in Egypt to set the rules and get things get done right without fraud or rigging. Egypt's Parliamentary Elections is Set for 11/8 . Photo by Reuters.


At 12:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assume the Presidential elections were a mere general rehearsal for the elections that really matter as it will provide the basis of power for the successor to the incumbent president. Therefore it will be carefully orchestrated so that the NDP will gain a comfortable majority without having to resort to too many independents.

We all know who will take care of that... I am sure we will see him claiming victory after the parliamentary elections in a few weeks.

At 6:45 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

We are always treated as ineligible retarded citizens.


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