Monday, December 6, 2021

Al-Mishri says he wants elections postponed until February 2022

Al-Mishri says he wants elections postponed until February 2022

Khaled Al-Mishri, the chairman of the High Council of State, said on Friday that he wants the upcoming elections on December 24 to be postponed until February next year as he considers the ongoing electoral process to be “flawed” and “strange”.

In a recorded video message posted via his verified Facebook page, Al-Mishri said that he will formally introduce an initiative to hold the first round of the presidential elections to be held on February 15 in conjunction with the parliamentary elections. He said he also proposes holding three rounds of the presidential elections instead of two.

Al-Mishri, who is closely associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, criticized the performance of the High National Election Commission (HNEC), and said he proposed in his initiative the creation of an “independent body that arranges the elections with the technical capacity, independence and impartiality”.