Egypt rejects int'l observers for upcoming elections

08:46, March 24, 2010      

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Egypt rejected international observation of the forthcoming parliamentary and presidential elections, a senior official said Tuesday.

Addressing the seventh congress of Egypt's National Human Rights Council (NHRC) which kicked off here on Tuesday, Boutros Ghali, the council's secretary general, said the Egyptian government rejects the participation of international observers in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections.

The NHRC chief underlined the council's keenness to promote democracy in the country through encouraging local NGOs to involve themselves in the development process and monitor the upcoming elections actively.

Egyptian parliamentary elections are due in October 2010, around one year before holding presidential election.

Source:Xinhua
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