The Egyptian Liberal Party has assessed as inadmissible the decision of the Supreme Court not to annul the votes of the subject Romani Initiative in Gracanica, North Mitrovica and Kamenica.
“The PLE considers that these decisions are unacceptable due to the fact that in principle they contain double standards, are biased and unclear in terms of fact and content,” said in the announcement of the PLE.
Also, from this party they have said that they will protect their right and will process a request in the Constitutional Court.
“Political entity PLE, does not accept this election result of February 14, for reasons already publicly known and to protect the constitutional and legal right of the voters of the Egyptian community in Kosovo, we will process a request to the Constitutional Court for confirmation of our right “, it is further stated in the announcement./Zeri
After analyzing the ECAP Decision A.Nr.736 / 2021 and the Supreme Court Judgment AA.No.29 / 2021, the Egyptian Liberal Party-PLE considers that these decisions are inadmissible due to the fact that they contain double standards, are one-sided and unclear in factual and substantive terms.
The reasoning of the ECAP and the judgment confirmed by the Supreme Court states that the panel on 06 and 07 March 2021, ex officio conducted investigations to establish the factual situation of this case and concluded that the appeals are partially grounded that: the evidence in the case file respectively from the investigation of the Panel based on the evidence attached to the case it has been proven that the number of votes won by the political entity “Romani Initiative” does not match the number of voters of the community for which he competed as a representative in the Early Elections for the Assembly of Kosovo, held on February 14, 2021 in certain Municipalities.
However, surprisingly in the same judgment, the Supreme Court rejects the appeal of “Romani Initiative” seems to have confirmed that there was an orchestration of votes, while in the same judgment we as a political entity PLE are denied the allegations in the appeal confirming that there was no orchestration of votes in the municipalities of Gracanica, North Mitrovica and Kamenica!
Now the question arises whether there was orchestration of votes or not !?
Political Entity PLE considers that if in a case, the object of the case is the same and the allegations are opposite then one of these parties involved should have the appeal approved and the other rejected, while in the case in question the Supreme Court had rejected both parties!
In the following we present the municipalities that have been the subject of review in the Supreme Court and very clearly reflects the disproportion between the number of inhabitants in those municipalities and the number of votes won, which standard has not been applied uniquely including these municipalities as follows:
• In Gracanica, where “Romani Initiative” has won 1773 votes while the number of Roma population is a total of 745 inhabitants;
• In Kamenica, where “Romani Initiative” has won 283 votes while the number of Roma population is 240 inhabitants;
• In North Mitrovica, where “Romani Initiative” won 198 votes while the number of Roma population is a total of 40 inhabitants. Statistical data are based on the 2011 census and the OSCE report of 2018 (of included are data of all residents including those without the right to vote).
Therefore, based on the above data, we assess that the Supreme Court has not used a unique standard in the sense that with the same evidence and arguments approves as grounded claims by annulling the votes in some municipalities while in some other municipalities rejects the appeals and thus the court has created inequality before the law.
Political Entity PLE, does not accept this election result of February 14, for reasons already publicly known and to protect the constitutional and legal right of voters of the Egyptian community in Kosovo, we will process the request to the Constitutional Court in order to confirm it. our right.