17 January 2014

Egypt: TI - Referendum Procedures in Line With International Standards

Head of Transparency International (TI) mission Kol Preap said that the percentage of "yes" vote in the polling stations that the mission observed hit 90%.

During a meeting with journalists Thursday, Preap said that the procedures of the referendum that was held on 14 and 15 January were compatible with international criteria and that irregularities during the two-day referendum did not affect the voting process.

He affirmed that the Egyptian authorities that were in charge of organizing the process exerted their utmost efforts to render it a success, adding that the majority of the Egyptian people have a deep desire for moving forward towards stability and peace.

He said that some recommendations will be issued later regarding the basic guidelines governing that exercise of political rights in Egypt.

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