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Uzhgorod: The protocol with the results of voting for deputies was twice canceled. The court ordered to recount votes
The protocol with the results of voting in Uzhgorod for candidates to the City Council were twice declared unlawful and quashed by court.Two claims with roughly the same demands were filed with the Transcarpathian District Administrative Court by representatives of political parties "Patriot" and "European Party of Ukraine."
The lawsuit was filed by a candidate from the "European Party of Ukraine" Oleksandr Brodi. The plaintiff, in particular, argued that the information on the number of votes for the parties "Nash Krai" and "Opposition bloc" in the protocols of presinct election commissions did not match that that appears in the protocol of Uzhgorod city election commission "On the election of deputies of Uzhgorod city council in multi-member constituency".
Earlier, as reported by the OPORA, the information that supposedly votes for the "Opposition bloc" were counted as votes for the "Nash Krai" was disclosed during the official announcement of the election results by the Secretary of Uzhgorod TEC Viktoria Filatova-Stepanova. Because of this, she said, she did not sign the final protocol.
At night, November 06, in the Transcarpathian District Administrative Court the claim was partially upheld. In particular, the court found the actions of Uzhgorod City Election Commission for establishment of election results unlawful; the protocol was recognized illegal and cancelled. The court also ordered the city election commission to re-establish the results of the elections of deputies of Uzhgorod city council on the basis of the protocols of presinct election commissions.
On the day before - November 05 - the Transcarpathian District Administrative Court issued a similar ruling on the re-establishment of voting results under the suit of the representatives of the party "Patriot".
Currently, there is another case with similar demands pending at the Transcarpathian District Administrative Court under the suit of a candidate to Uzhgorod city council from the party "Hromadyanska Pozytsiya" Inna Konar.
The chairman of Uzhgorod city election commission Yakiv Chernobuk in his comments to the OPORA noted that the Commission had two days to decide whether to appeal the two decisions of the courts.