Governor of Beni Suef Magdy al-Betaity said Tuesday 144 employees in the governorate have been excluded from taking part in the supervision process of the referendum for belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood.
A committee headed by the secretary general of Beni Suef Major General Mohamed Ezzat Fateh al-Bab has been formed to revise a list of 400 employees taking part in the monitoring process, the governor said. He added that 144 employees have been excluded due to their Brotherhood leaning and were replaced by others. The names of employees have been submitted to the elections commission for approval, he added.
One of the excluded employees had been arrested last Friday and detained 15 days pending investigation over charges of attempting to assault the security forces, Betaity said.
The total number of eligible voters in the referendum is 52 million and 742 thousand and 139 voters, divided over 30 thousand and 317 committees. More than 13,000 judges will supervise the referendum.
Voting extends from 9am to 9pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 14 and 15 January.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm