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Supreme Court allows Saakashvili’s party to participate in parliamentary elections

The court ordered the Central Election Commission to reconsider the documents given by the Saakashvili’s party
12:58, 29 June 2019

Mikheil Saakashvili
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On June 29, the Administrative Cassation Court within the Supreme Court of Ukraine rejected the claim of the Central Election Commission, which refused to accept Mikheil Saakashvili’s Movement of New Forces party candidate-list for the snap elections to the Verkhovna Rada. This was reported by UNN agency.

It is reported that Mikheil Saakashvili’s Movement of New Forces party won the court on appeal against the refusal of the Central Election Commission (CEC) to register its candidates for the elections to the Verkhovna Rada.

The Court upheld the decision of the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal cancelling the CEC’s decision on refusal to register Saakashvili’s party candidates.

The court ordered the CEC to reconsider the documents provided by this party.

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“The controversial decision of the Central Election Commission from is unlawful and is subject to cancellation. Given the above, the court of first instance came to a lawful and reasonable conclusion on satisfying the claim”, the court’s decision reads .

“Guided by the Code of Administrative Proceedings of Ukraine, the Supreme Court decided not to uphold the appeal of the Central Election Commission, and the decision of the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal of June 25, 2019 should remain unchanged. The decision becomes executory from the moment of its adoption and is not subject to appeal,” the court’s decision says.

The CEC now must reconsider the documents of Saakashvili’s party, which had previously been submitted for registration in the snap parliamentary elections.

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