Judge: Judicial supervision of elections must be by presidential order

Judges Club President Ahmed al-Zend on Sunday said judicial supervision of presidential elections must be by presidential order. “Otherwise we would be out of our jurisdiction,” he explained.

Al-Zend denied that judges only pay allegiance to the ruling National Democratic party. “The judiciary in Egypt is independent,” he said.

On the last parliamentary elections, Al-Zend said he cannot evaluate them. “We have no proof that they were rigged as some claim,” he said.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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