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Egypt vote: Voter list won't be released

06-14-2012 15:08 BJT

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In Egypt, where the Supreme Presidential Elections Committee has ruled out releasing voter rolls.

It says doing so would be illegal. The release was demanded by a number of groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood.

This comes days ahead of the scheduled presidential run-off. Judge Hatem Bagato, the committee's spokesman, attempted to dispel criticism of the integrity of the first round. Bagato also said he could not predict what would happen if the Constitutional Court stopped former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq from contesting the presidency.

Spokesman of Presidential Elections Committee Hatem Bagato says, "We fear no one, if we feel there is pressure on us to contradict the law we will leave the committee. We will never give anything to a candidate that is not indicated in the presidential elections law. The elections committee doesn't care about the protests and doesn't care about the insults and accusations that it is facing, this will not affect its work. And it will not make us give in to illegal demands".

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CNTV.CN

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