To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the conduct of the recent elections in Egypt.
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs issued a statement on
The election monitoring missions of the Carter Center and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), both of which were partly funded by the Arab Partnership, concluded that while the uncertain political environment in which the elections were held was of concern, the conduct on polling days was largely orderly and free from major and systematic flaws that unfairly advantaged either candidate. This assessment was shared by embassy staff in Cairo who visited over 100 polling stations throughout Egypt during the first and second rounds of the presidential elections.