Egypt: SCAF backs embattled electoral commission | Ahram Online

Egypt’s ruling military council assured its support of the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) and their work in a press statement Wednesday, after Parliament moved to change the operating laws of the body tasked with managing the electoral process. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) affirmed its “full appreciation and trust in Egypt’s esteemed judiciary” and the commission and emphasised the necessity of “committing to the constitutional verdicts” and “non interference of a state authority in the work of the other.” The military council’s statement comes one day after a row erupted between the SPEC and the lower house of Egypt’s Parliament. On Monday, the electoral commission announced its intention to indefinitely suspend all its activities and postpone meetings scheduled for Tuesday with presidential candidates and media personnel.

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