15 December 2012

Egypt: Premier Says Government Keen On Securing Polling Stations

Prime Minister Hisham Qandil said that his government is keen on securing all polling stations during a referendum on Egypt's new constitution that kicked off on Saturday.

"The government closely followed up preparations for the referendum to provide all ways of security and protection by the Armed Forces and the Interior Ministry," Qandil said in statements on Friday 14/12/2012.

Any bids to hinder the process will be met firmly, Qandil said, adding that the government is committed that citizens express their opinion in a free and democratic way.

He asserted that the government stands at the same distance from all political trends and believes that democracy is guaranteed to all citizens.

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