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Voting in elections and referendums – between right and duty - international conference

08/10/2018 - 09/10/2018

Cairo - The Egyptian Council of State organised in collaboration with the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe and the Arab Union of Administrative Judiciary an international conference entitled “Voting in Elections and Referendums – between Right and Duty”. This event gathered judges and academia from Egypt, other countries from the region and European experts.

The participants discussed such issues as guarantees of voters’ participation in elections, measures to enhance participation in elections and issues related to compulsory voting and international standards in the electoral field. The conference was attended by the President of the Venice Commission, Mr Gianni Buquicchio.

The participation of the Venice Commission was financed by the joint Council of Europe-European Union South Programme III.

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