Interior minister Nouhad Machnouk meets with representatives of ArabiaGIS at the Interior Ministry, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (The Daily Star/Machnouk Twitter)
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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk called Thursday for state security services to tighten security measures and crack down on violations ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections.Machnouk specifically noted the fight against electoral bribes – whereby candidates or parties buy votes – and called on suspects to be referred to the judiciary. The company, which works on the digital processing of statistical information, among other things, reportedly presented Machnouk with a detailed model of how the new proportional electoral law will be implemented.Machnouk also called on the Electoral Supervisory Committee head, Judge Nadim Abdel-Malek, to follow up on the transfer of expatriate ballots from abroad, which will begin the day expatriate voting starts.
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