Egyptian judges reject parliamentary election results

[JURIST] A group of Egyptian jurists known as The Judges Club said in a statement Monday that, due to over 100 irregularities reported by monitoring judges at polling stations, it did not endorse the results of the parliamentary runoff elections. The statement pointed to "aggression and acts of thuggery by supporters of the [ruling] National Democratic Party [official website, English version] against the judges while they were supervising the runoff election" and slammed the police for failing to intervene on the judges' behalf. The Judges Club claimed poll workers were threatened and ballot boxes were stolen in the violence. Also over the weekend, hundreds of supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [Wikipedia backgrounder] complained of unwarranted arrests [JURIST report] during the runoff for the second round of elections, alleging that at least 270 were detained outside of polling stations in Alexandria, the Nile Delta and Qena. The third phase of the elections will commence Thursday. AP has more.

 

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