Tantawi asks Egyptians to help secure runoff election

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi held a meeting on Monday with military council deputy head Sami Anan and Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri to discuss procedures to secure the presidential runoff election.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsy and Ahmed Shafiq, Mubarak’s last prime minister, will compete in the race on 16 and 17 June.

Farouk Sultan, the head of the Presidential Elections Commission, Hatem Bagato, the secretary general of the commission, and several other ministers and military council members were also in attendance.

The meeting discussed the necessary procedures to guarantee the success, fairness and transparency of the voting process. Stressing democratic principles, Tantawi called on all citizens to take part in the elections, adding that the Egyptian people can secure the elections in cooperation with the police and the armed forces as part of their national responsibility.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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