Celebrating its ‘Arab Spring’ and free elections, Egypt is all set to emulate some of the best election management practices of India.
Egypt has also evinced keen interest in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in India and would be studying them for use in their country in future elections.
Egypt’s Secretary General of Supreme Election Committee Hatem Bagato, who is here on a three-day visit to India, will sign an MoU with Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath on Tuesday.
The visit is aimed at helping Egypt establish a functioning democratic system after studying the best practices adopted by other nations during elections.
Besides exchange of election management techniques, the Election Commission of India will also support Egypt in building resources of its poll personnel and provide training to them at the India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIDEM), which has already provided training to officials engaged in elections in a number of countries across the world.
“As Egyptian government is keen on introducing Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) during its elections in future, the visit will provide an opportunity to observe one of the advanced and widely practiced systems in the world,” said a senior poll official.
Bagato will also discuss with CEC other issues like exchange of ideas and future cooperation in the field of election management between the two nations.