Skip to comments.International Observers Find Egypt’s Presidential Election Fell Short of Standards (barf alert)
Posted on 05/30/2014 12:57:35 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Egypts presidential election fell short of international standards of democracy, two teams of foreign observers said Thursday, a day after the former military officer who led last summers military takeover won a landslide victory with more than 95 percent of the vote.
Egypts repressive political environment made a genuinely democratic presidential election impossible, Eric Bjornlund, president of Democracy International, an election-monitoring organization funded by the United States, said in a statement. In an interview, he called the political context hugely troubling.
A team of European Union observers said in a statement that, despite guarantees in Egypts Constitution, respect for the essential freedoms of association and expression falls short of these constitutional principles. Robert Goebbels, a Luxembourg member of the European Parliament, summarized the voting process as free but not always very fair, noting the winners overwhelming advantage in both financial resources and news media attention.
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Why is this any of their business? Was Jimmeh there again?
I heard he was boycotting the procedure. His Islamic buddies weren’t allowed to run.
I no longer believe elections are legit anywhere. I know they’re not here. So what gives us the right to question others’ legitimacy? And I doubt Russia and China play fair on election day either.
Gee, that’s the way I felt about obamas’ election. There were NO standards!
I’m sure that General Al-Sisi cares what the EU observers say. Egypt has had quite enough of interference by Western Europe and the United States.
This article is propaganda and hogwash.