December 15, 2011
Announcing the report on the second polling phase
of Parliamentary elections 2011
The Independent Coalition of Election observation, which includes the Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and the Center of Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development, is to hold its third press conference to announce its comments and observations on the events of the second phase of polling of the 2011 parliamentary elections. The press conference will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 18 in the Dr. Mohammed Sayed Said hall at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies – 21 Abd Al-Meged El- Remaly St. – next to the Egyptian Chamber of Commerce.
The report examines the elections, which took place on Wednesday and Thursday 14 and 15 December 2011, covering irregularities and violations both on the ground and in the media, as well as gender-based violations.
The report will discuss the performance inside the polls and analyze the voting process as well as the irregularities committed by all concerned parties, including the security sector and the authorities responsible for monitoring the electoral process. Voting behavior and performance of candidates' representatives during the voting process will also be examined, and a documentary will be screened on field views during the voting of the second phase in some governorates. The report will also discuss how printed and visual media dealt with the voting process and the extent to which the media abided by the campaign silence law, and the extent to which its coverage was accurate, professional, and balanced throughout the second phase of the voting process.