Verbatim | Monitoring The Elections With One Eye

“How do you expect us to report on the credibility of elections when civil groups are not permitted to observe vote casting and ballot counting?”Samih Sunukrut, capsule secretary general of the Arab Organisation for Human Rights. The Jordanian Coalition for Civil Society Organisations announced on Tuesday it would drop a plan to monitor parliamentary elections, cure citing “crippling” government restrictions.

…and so it begins…


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