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Centre Party of Estonia requested Board of Riigikogu to replace Heiki Sibul

BC, Tallinn, 29.06.2009.Print version

On Sunday, June 28, the Centre Party in Estonia turned to the Board of Riigikogu with a request to call back from his office the chairman of the National Electoral Committee Heiki Sibul as the party estimated that the committee has not been able to lawfully organise the European Parliament elections, writes Postimees Online/LETA.


"As is known, the Supreme Court decided to agree with the Centre Party's complaint and abrogate three decisions of the Electoral Committee which unlawfully decided that more than two hundred ballots with only one stamp on them were valid," said the Secretary General of the Centre Party Priit Toobal.


"Therefore, in my opinion, it is clear that Heiki Sibul who has violated the law and has repeatedly justified this in the media should be replaced," he added.


Toobal claimed that Sibul has failed in his office and should resign. "However, taking into account the fact that Sibul will not resign from the position of the chairman of the Electoral Committee, the Centre Party decided to turn to the Board of Riigikogu in this issue," he explained.


Toobal stated that the National Electoral Committee has not done everything in its power to correctly and successfully carry out the European Parliament elections and dozens of unanswered questions on advance polls, e-voting and about what happened during the night of the elections have remained.

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