Member of the parliamentary foreign relations committee Ayat el-Haddad denounced the European Parliament’s statement regarding the presidential elections, describing it as blatant interference in Egypt’s internal affairs.
She affirmed in a press statement that Egypt is a sovereign country and rejects any intervention in its internal affairs.
Haddad noted that the presidential elections will be held in a fully democratic manner, and under full judicial supervision, adding that the National Elections Authority (NEA) is an independent body.
Meanwhile, numerous political parties, parliamentarians, and the Arab Parliament censured the European Parliament for its recent resolution concerning Egypt’s upcoming elections and treatment of the opposition.
On Wednesday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for Egypt to hold “credible, free and fair” presidential elections and to “stop stifling opposition voices” ahead of elections.
The Coalition of Egyptian Parties, consisting of 42 political parties, denounced the EU Parliament’s resolution and affirmed its rejection of “any interference in Egypt’s internal affairs as well as external dictations.”
They emphasised that the upcoming presidential elections would be held under complete judicial supervision, underscoring the independence of the NEA, responsible for managing the elections.