RNW and VU create Voting Compass for Egypt

14th November 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Arab department at Radio Netherlands Worldwide has published an on-line Voting Compass for the Egyptian parliamentary elections. The site, created in collaboration with the VU University Amsterdam, helps voters select the party which represents their viewpoints best.

As a result of the political upheaval in Egypt and the forced resignation of former president Hosni Mubarak free parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held in stages starting on 28 November. The Voting Compass was developed to stimulate Egyptian voters to go to the polls and support them in making their political choices.

The questions and viewpoints in the Voting Compass were drawn up in collaboration with a team of Egyptian political scientists; based on official documents and statements made by political parties and their leaders.

RNW and VU University worked together with a number of local media partners and universities such as Al Jazeera, Al Hayat-TV, Cairo University and American University Cairo.

The Voting Compass is independent and has no affiliation with any party, candidate or government. The Voting Compass, a Dutch invention, is currently in use in 34 countries including Turkey, Canada and more recently Tunisia and Morocco.

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