[JURIST] Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak [official profile; BBC profile] said Monday that he will continue with democratic reforms in Egypt and pledged to work with opposition to move "forward on the path of democracy." Mubarak's address to parliament follows several weeks of parliamentary elections, which were marred by violence and allegations of bribery, coercion, and forgery [JURIST report]. Mubarak admitted the election process was flawed [JURIST report] last week and called for an official review of polling procedures. Mubarak told the newly-elected members of parliament Monday that despite the problems, they had a duty to fulfill the wishes of voters. AP has more.
Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase...
- Women voters kept from polling stations in Egypt elections
- Egypt court allows monitoring of vote count with cameras
- Egyptian police blocking voters as final round of parliamentary elections begin
- Egypt keeping ban on Muslim Brotherhood despite electoral gains
- Egyptian judges reject parliamentary election results
- Hundreds detained in Egypt parliamentary election runoff
- Over 200 arrested in second round of Egypt parliamentary elections