In Egypt, the local government recently held parliamentary elections. While protesting that they had adequate local rights groups and did not need international elections monitors, it seems that this may have been a cover for implementing widespread election fraud which has left the ruling party in power and has wiped out the majority of their opposition. To read more about the issue and the ensuing violence that is taking place, see the following articles and audio files from Jurist, NPR, the Washington Post and the New York Times.
No international elections monitors before:
- Egypt: Election Monitors Rebuffed By Reuters (New York Times) (Brief)
- Egypt Rebuffs U.S. Call for Foreign Monitors at Election By The Associated Press (New York Times)
- Discontent Swells In Hosni Mubarak’s Egypt By Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (NPR) Audio!
Accusations of fraud after:
- Egypt parliamentary elections experience accusations of violence, corruption and fraud By Zach Zagger (Jurist)
- Fraud Charges Mar Egypt Vote By Robert F. Worth and Mona El-Naggar (New York Times)
- Egyptians riot, burn cars, claiming vote fraud By Hadeel Al-Shalchi (The Associated Press)
- Opposition Protests Alleged Fraud In Egypt Vote By The Associated Press (NPR)