Revocation of Lukashenka’s registration not provided by law, say Supreme Court and House of Representatives
The Supreme Court and the House of Representatives dismissed the claim by Salihorsk residents, who demanded revocation of Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s registration as presidential candidate.
In their replies, Judge Tserakh and Mr. Filipchyk argued that the claimants ‘had no right to address the court, in case the claim is not subject to consideration due to its being beyond the court’s jurisdiction.’ The Supreme Court, referring to Par. 15 Art. 68 of the Electoral Code, reserves the right to review the CEC’s decision on revoking a candidate’s registration only. ‘Appeals against decisions by the Central Election Commission on registration of presidential candidates are not provided by the legislation,’ says the reply.
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