Emergency state does not adversely affect freedom of candidacy

Egypt Today
Fecha de publicación: 
04 Nov 2017

CAIRO – 4 November 2017: Egypt's 2018 Presidential Election Observatory argued that the Parliament’s move to enforce an emergency state across the country is not adversely impacting the freedom of the candidacy. 

In its second report regarding the procedures and environment surrounding the electoral process, the observatory argued that the candidacy process provides fair competitiveness and that there are no complaints reported by any candidates about any possible disruptions. 

Following the tragedy of the killing of 15 police officers by militants on October 20, Parliament decided to extend the state of emergency for another three months to enable security agencies to resolutely and firmly deal with terrorism.