British Arab Chairman speaks about Voter Apathy in Egypt on Aljazeera’s Inside Story24 Nov 2015, by In the Media in
Dr. Wafik Moustafa, Chairman of the British Arab Network, has called the Egyptian Parliamentary election a farce and called for genuine democracy in Egypt in an interview on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story.
Inside Story – Voter apathy in Egypt
23 November 2015
Many voters stayed away from polling stations on the final day of the parliamentary election in Egypt. Many candidates also boycotted the vote.
Some blame voter apathy, others call it voter fatigue.
Unofficial counts says between 13 percent and 21 percent of voters have taken part in the election.
Voters are choosing new legislators in the first parliamentary election since a court dissolved the chamber in 2012.
But with many Egyptians not taking part, will this election result in an unbalanced parliament?
Presenter: Laura Kyle
Timothy Kaldas – Non-resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
Wafik Moustafa – Founder and Chairman of The British-Arab Network
Angus Blair – Chairman of the Signet Institute
Source: Al Jazeera