Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Women Council mourn death of Election Authority head



Fri, 25 Dec 2020 - 03:58 GMT


Fri, 25 Dec 2020 - 03:58 GMT

FILE - Security measures tightened at Egypt’s National Election Authority, Jan. 20, 2018 – Egypt Today/Hassan Mohamed

FILE - Security measures tightened at Egypt’s National Election Authority, Jan. 20, 2018 – Egypt Today/Hassan Mohamed

CAIRO – 25 December 2020: The Egyptian Foreign Ministry and the National Council of Women separately mourned the death of the National Election Authority (NEA) Counselor Lashin Ibrahim, 60, who died earlier on Friday of coronavirus.

“Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, the deputy foreign minister, and the ministry staffers extend their sincere condolences and sympathy to the family of the deceased and to the members of judicial authorities,” the ministry said in a statement.

“May God have mercy upon the deceased, who had been a role model in the faithful national work and a praised judicial figure,” the statement said.

The ministry added that Ibrahim has contributed to serving his homeland via enabling citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote in many elections over the past years.

Chaired by Maya Morsy, the National Council for Women mourned with deep sorrow Ibrahim, saying in a statement that the country lost a great and loyal figure who always supported Egyptian women and believed in their capabilities.

Speaker of the Egyptian Senate Abdel Wahab Abdel Razeq sent a cable of condolences to the deceased’s family.

Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, the Egyptian Judges' Club, headed by Mohamed Abdel Mohsen and head of the State Lawsuits Authority Abu Bakr el Seddiq.


Who’s Lashin Ibrahim?

Ibrahim has been the NEA head since August 2017, as per a presidential decree.

The authority on his watch has supervised many prominent election races, including the presidential elections in 2018 and a public referendum on major constitutional amendments in 2019.

This year, the NEA has supervised the reinstated Senate election and the House of Representatives election. He appeared in a good health condition while announcing the results in press conferences.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law in 1980 and worked in the general prosecution shortly after graduation.

He became an attorney at the Public Funds Prosecution and then worked at the cassation prosecution office.

In 2010, the Supreme Judicial Council approved his secondment to serve in Kuwait, where he remained for 6 years.

He then returned to Egypt to assume his duties as deputy chief of the Court of Cassation.

His appointment as the NEA head came as he was nominated by the Supreme Judicial Council.



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