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Ambassador Patterson's Remarks on Egyptian Elections

Ambassador Anne Woods Patterson
Washington, DC
November 28, 2011


Very historic election and we have been very impressed and inspired on behalf of the American people with what we've so far today. Now, I am also impressed with the staff here who is working diligently to categorize and count the violations and reporting them to the higher election commission and so far most of the violations seem to be typical of what you would see in a brand new election process, which is polls opening late and ballot papers being delivered late, and it looks like very high turnout across the nine provinces

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