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EU observers to monitor Egyptian election
EU observers to monitor Egyptian election

The European Union said Monday it would fully monitor Egypt’s upcoming presidential election, in a reversal of reports that it would play a more limited role. Over the weekend, news reports from Brussels had suggested that a delay by Egypt in allowing in telecommunications equipment and medical kits for the observers would curtail EU activities in connection with the vote, to be held next Monday and Tuesday. But on Monday, Mario David, a member of the European Parliament and the chief observer, said the mission would go ahead despite observers not having been deployed well ahead of time across the country, as had earlier been envisaged. "Thanks to joint efforts and the...