Political Parties’ Petitions with Election Tribunals September 2014 Update

Five cases were decided by the election tribunals between August 11-31, 2014 – bringing the total number of decided cases to 331 out of 410 (305 out of 384 by the tribunals and 26 by the ECP itself). Of the most recent five cases, only one was accepted while four were dismissed. Meanwhile, 79 petitions are still awaiting decisions by the tribunals.

Of the 331 decided cases, 152 (126 by the tribunals and 26 by the ECP itself) have been dismissed on grounds of technical deficiencies, implying that the merits of the petitions were not adjudicated on. Thirty petitions have been accepted; 22 dismissed due to non-prosecution; 28 dismissed as withdrawn and 62 dismissed after complete trial. The reasons for dismissal of 37 petitions are not known to FAFEN due to non-availability of their copies of orders despite continuous efforts to obtain them.

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