Candidates who are not certified are required to have the right to appeal to the Constitutional Court – Latest News
The Central Election Commission (CEC) in the next meeting has discussed a request of member Arianit Elashani, reports Ekonomia Online.
He requested that all candidates who have not been certified have the opportunity to appeal to the responsible bodies up to the Constitutional Court if necessary.
He further stressed that some political entities have already exhausted the right to replace candidates, but that they have been denied the right by the ECAP to complain.
“We know that some political entities have exhausted their right regarding the replacement of candidates to have a full composition, but from this right by the ECAP they have been denied the other right that for replacement.”
“Therefore, I think that it should be reviewed with a legal basis and a decision should be made on the rejection of candidates and the request for replacement,” said Elshani.
On the other hand, Sami Kurteshi from VV said that the ECAP did not act fairly regarding the review and handling of complaints.
The same was thought by some of the other CEC members such as Alim Rama and Florian Dushi. Chairman Kreshnik Radoniqi during this discussion said that there is no reason for those candidates to ask the CEC to allow them to appeal.
Stressing that he should not give any decision from the CEC and that he will personally abstain in relation to this issue, reports EO. The discussion was closed without a decision, because it was left to the Legal Office to forward an interpretation.