[JURIST] Egypt's government-financed National Council for Human Rights [official website] on Monday criticized the recent multi-candidate presidential elections [JURIST report] for lacking real democratic competition. The government-financed council said the recently amended election law "placed very difficult restrictions on presidential hopefuls, especially independent candidates" making it very difficult for candidates to compete with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak [official profile]. The group also urged that flaws and restrictions in the election reforms be remedied to provide for more fairness in elections. UPI has more.
Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase...
- Egyptian election had less fraud than in past votes, rights groups say
- Losing Egyptian opposition candidate claims fraud in vote count
- Mubarak wins landslide victory in presidential vote criticized by observers
- Egypt election commission rejects poll rerun request
- Egyptian presidential candidate to seek rerun of elections after fraud allegations
- Fraud allegations widespread in Egyptian presidential election