The daily message of the Parliamentary Election Observatory of the Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights
(17- November 2015)
Aqeel: We filed a complaint with the Supreme Council for the elections against the employment candidate, free medicines, and donating to hospitals electoral bribes
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The Parliamentary Elections Observatory of the Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights continued to monitor the course of the second phase of the elections, which are scheduled to take place on the next Sunday and Monday, and the observatory followed up the electoral campaigning phase, which yesterday witnessed many violations by the candidates.
In this context, Ayman Aqil, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights stated that the Foundation has submitted a formal complaint to the Supreme Elections Committee against the candidate, Sherif Hammouda, who exploited the youth’s need to work and provided 2,500 job opportunities. The Foundation will also submit a report to the Attorney General within a few hours against The candidate is to use the youth’s needs in the electoral campaign, which is considered a bribe by all standards.
Aqeel also added that the fact that any of the candidates donate to hospitals or give free medicines a few days before the poll falls under the influence of the voters ’desire to have freedom of choice and is considered an electoral bribe. As Aqeel stated that the candidates visiting places of worship is a violation of the law, and the competent authorities must take Necessary about it.
In this regard, the Election Observatory monitored many incidents, the most important of which are:
In Cairo Governorate / Al-Mansheya and Al-Gamaleya constituencies: Candidate Mona Gaballah, candidate of the Free Egyptians Party, exploited children in electoral advertising by making them wear T-shirts bearing her name and picture.
November 17, 2015: Port Said Governorate / Second District, Suburbs and South: Candidate Suleiman Hamid Wahdan Amara, candidate of Al-Wafd Party, exploited children in his electoral campaign and made them carry prints bearing his photo, name and number.
In Cairo governorate / Shubra and Rod al-Farag district: Candidate Ihab El-Tamawy, candidate of the Free Egyptians Party, exploited children in his campaign advertising and made them carry prints bearing his picture, name and number during his electoral tour
In Dakahlia, the sixth constituency / Sherbin District / Sherbin Center / Candidate Ihab El Sallab and politician Magdy El Maasrawy delivered the first batch of free treatment to a number of people in Sherbin, Canal Ghoneim and Kafr El Hajj Sherbiny, at the Liver Hospital in Sherbeen.
And in the Cairo governorate / Dar Al-Salam district: The accountant candidate Ibrahim Ghandar prepared a clinic next to Rashad Mosque, Al-Mahjar Street, to receive the citizens of the department's residents for free examination, as a contribution from him to alleviate the suffering of those unable among the residents of the district - the examination is free