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Election observers discover attempted vote buying

By Petra - Jan 03,2013 - Last updated at Jan 03,2013

AMMAN — The Integrity Coalition for Election Observation (Nazaha) on Thursday said it had recorded attempts at vote buying in Amman’s 2nd District, carried out by a person campaigning for a former MP.

In a report issued Thursday, Nazaha said that the campaigner had offered JD80 per vote and that the coalition had informed the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) of the incident.

Other vote buying attempts were also recorded in Qasabat Al Mafraq and in the Northern Badia District where JD40 was offered per vote.

The coalition recommended that the IEC start investigating these incidents at once. 

The coalition also recorded a campaign during which a candidate was distributing food parcels in a neighbourhood in Wadi Abdoun.

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