PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS EGYPT: PAM delegation in Cairo as international observers

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS EGYPT: PAM delegation in Cairo as international observers
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) considered the Egyptian electoral process as very effective and transparent on the occasion of the Presidential elections in Egypt. The PAM high-level delegation was composed of PAM President, Hon. Pedro Roque, Hon. Alain Perea, member of the French National Assembly, and Ms. Fatima Khachi, from the PAM Secretariat.
The delegation was received by the H.E. Judge Lasheen Ibrahim, President of the National Elections Authority, who provided a detailed briefing on the rules and procures of the electoral process. From his side, the PAM President congratulated the Judge for the elections, expressing the full support of PAM to the democratic process. He also praised the attention paid to gender equality in the composition of the Executive Body of the Authority.
On 26, 27, and 28 of March, the PAM observers conducted a number of spot checks in Cairo and the region, in particular in Zamalek, Giza, Shobra, Imbaba, Gezira Island, Mit Rahina.
The PAM delegation also met Ambassador Hamdi Loza, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for the electoral process abroad, with whom key Mediterranean issues were also discussed. The threat of terrorism facing the region and the need to have a common approach were highlighted. Hon Roque stressed, in this regard, the centrality of the Egyptian role on the international scene, and its value for the security and stability of the region in general. He further recalled the unique role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in representing Egypt at PAM meetings when there was no parliament in the country.
issued on:  02.04.2018
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