Administrative Court Accepted SDSM Complaints on State Election Commission Decision in Tearce


Time: 3:35 p.m. CEST Update: 5:48 p.m. CEST

By Aleksandra Dukovska

The Administrative Court in Skopje accepted SDSM Complaints on the State Election Commission Decision in Tearce for the polling place 2011 in this municipality with majority of the five members Court Council. Court published its decision on the official website with explanation that State Election Commission did not follow the procedures of the election law and Subhi Jakupi, member of the Commission refrained to vote upon the discussion on the petition. The eventual re-voting would be on December 25.

Former Prime minister and president of VMRO-DPMNE party, Nikola Gruevski said on December 18, “If the Administrative Court concede to the outside influences, accept the unlawful decision by the SEC, take away the victory of VMRO-DPMNE, and forged the free expressed will of the people of Republic of Macedonia, VMRO-DPMNE announces that it would not participate in the re-voting and it would not accept the results of that re-voting.” Gruevski did not specify whether this opinion of VMRO-DPMNE would imply to all decisions, or for the specific polling place. On Monday, VMRO-DPMNE contested the State Election Commission decision on polling place in Gostivar.

According to the data of the results published by the State Election Commission, in Tearce, out of 404 voters who cast their votes, 91 voted for VMRO-DPMNE, 87 voted for SDSM, BESA has 65, DPA, 64, DUI has 53, Alliance for Albanians has 25.

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The ballot plastic bag with the election materials of polling place 2011 in Tearce was open at the State Election Commission on December 17, 2016.

The State Election Commission discussed all day and open the ballot bag to review the materials, the stub, who was reportedly missing, together with the serial numbers. The members of the local election commission testified on Saturday at the State Election Commission.

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Court Council of five judges of the Administrative Court in Skopje starts the public session for the complaint submitted by VMRO-DPMNE party to the State Election Commission decision on Movement BESA petition on voting in one polling place in Gostivar on December 11 early parliamentarian elections.

Five members of the Court Council for the complaints of VMRO-DPMNE against the State Election Commission decision to accept Movement Besa petition, the court decided that the petition lacks necessary signature of the petitioner.

The Court Council decided unanimously on this complaint of VMRO-DPMNE party against the SEC’s decision.

The Administrative Court in Skopje on December 20 held three separate public hearings for the petitions submitted by SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE against the decisions of the State Election Commission for the voting process in early parliamentarian elections on December 5.

Different Court Councils of five members gathered on December 20 to review the submitted complaints by the representatives of the political parties. The 15 different judges of the Administrative Court gathered in Court Council for each of the cases and held preliminary public meeting for the complaints of the political parties.

Court Council in the Administrative Court in Skopje that will decide on VMRO-DPMNE party complaint on the State Election Commission decision.


The Court discusses the complaints of SDSM for polling place 2011 and 2010 in Tearce, Tetovo region, and VMRO-DPMNE complaint on the State Election Commission for the polling place 0396/1 in Gostivar, which was petitioned by movement BESA to the Commission.

[State Election Commission work on political parties complaints] 

SDSM complaints because the State Election Commission did not accept their petitions, while VMRO-DPMNE complaint to the Administrative Court for the decision of the Commission to accept the petition submitted by Movement BESA.

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Two legal representatives of SDSM (L) arrive at the Administrative Court in Skopje and pass by the media representatives on December 20, 2016.

The Court would announce their decision on their website, probably in the deadlines regulated by law on elections. The legal representatives of SDSM arrived in the afternoon for the public hearing and probably they missed the session of the court, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. local time.

When the whole legal process passes, the State Election Commission could announce the official results, and could verify the mandates for the newly elected parliamentarians.

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One thought on “Administrative Court Accepted SDSM Complaints on State Election Commission Decision in Tearce

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