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Kuwaiti, Arab lawmaker hails regional significance of Egyptian elections
May 30, 2014, 12:10 pm
Egyptian women in Cairo show their ink-stained fingers after voting on May 24, 2012.

The deputy speaker of Kuwait's parliament and Arab Parliament (AP) member Mubarak Al-Khrainij highlighted the Egyptian elections, which concluded last night, as an historic event that is mapping out the future of Egypt and the Arab region.

After attending an AP observers' mission in his capacity as an MAP, he told KUNA that the Egyptian people have managed to take their first steps towards democracy in their free selection of a subsequent president.

The elections, which were held over three days, were fair, transparent and extremely neutral, as witnessed by the many missions from the international, African and Arab communities, he said of the process which saw ex-army general Abdul-Fattah El-Sisi clinch a landslide victory over his only rival Hamdeen Sabbahi.

The second round of elections, since the January 2011 revolution, is a victory for the Egyptian people, who portrayed their commitment to a positive participation in the election process, he added.
The elections were subject to unprecedented supervision by the missions present like the UN, African Union and Arab League, along with its parliament, according to the lawmaker, who stressed that no breaches or violations had been recorded during the affair.

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