UN invites India to share expertise in holding elections in Egypt, Arab countries

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    India has been invited by the United Nations, among other countries, to extend its help and share expertise in holding elections in Egypt, said India's election commission on Sunday.

    A meeting to this effect would be held in Cairo, which will be attend by representatives from India's independent Election Commission, Lebanon, Tunisia, Bahrain, Jordan, Libya and Yemen on May 2 through UN Development Program (UNDP).

    "The meeting will bring together UNDP practitioners to review UN Policy on electoral assistance, assess how electoral assistance is delivered in the (Middle East and North Africa) region, identify needs in this area and on this basis devise a strategy for electoral assistance in the Arab region," a statement issued by India's Election Commission said.

    Some 60 delegates would be participating in the meeting in all, it said, adding, "election management bodies of only three democratic countries such as India, South Africa and Mexico have been invited to this meeting".
     
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    Good start. But the real practitioners of democracy would be the Egyptian people. It is upto them how they fare in this process.
    This is just the beginning, it will take atealst a decade or two to objectively analyse how well they did and how well the democracy did for Egypt.

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