The Commission requests data from the district governors on how they are registered all candidates in the elections on July 11 and April 4
There are 11 more candidate lists of “Democratic Bulgaria” for the parliamentary elections on November 14, whose registration documents were submitted by e-signature. After the CEC requested their registration files earlier today, the commission recently left the report without a decision.
These 11 lists were registered by the district commissions, unlike the problem list in Stara Zagora, where the REC refused to register it.
These are the constituencies of Blagoevgrad, Gabrovo, Plovdiv, Vidin, Kardzhali, Pazardzhik, Razgrad, Silistra, Smolyan, Targovishte and Sofia 23rd. The district election commissions registered the lists of the DB there, but after the refusal of the DEC – Stara Zagora to do so due to submitted documents with e-signatures of the co-chairs of the coalition Hristo Ivanov and Atanas Atanasov, on Thursday the Central Election Commission requested data from all 31 election the area for all candidate lists submitted with an e-signature.
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in the registration of his lists, showed the inspection of the CEC. Only the DB in 11 constituencies acted in this way.
The lists of the coalition in Blagoevgrad, where Ivan Dimitrov is the leader, are registered with electronic signatures, in Vidin, headed by Lyuben Ivanov, Kardzhali – Vildan Rufatova, Gabrovo – Ivelin Stoyanov, Razgrad – Miroslav Grancharov, Silistra – Zlatko Kurtev, Smolyan – Zarko Marinov, and Targovishte – Ilina Mutafchieva.
The other 3 major constituencies, with lists registered in this way, are Plovdiv, led by the leader of “Yes, Bulgaria” Hristo Ivanov, who is also in charge in Veliko Tarnovo; in Sofia’s 23rd district, led by DSB chairman Atanas Atanasov, as well as Pazardzhik, with Antoaneta Tsoneva as the first. She is also on the list in the 23rd MIR in Sofia.
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It is not clear whether this has happened in all 11 constituencies, as there are many documents and time is needed to review them.
According to a member of the commission, each of the DEC decisions has entered into force and has not been appealed, so it cannot be revoked.
Earlier today, the CEC gave several hours to 8 of the 11 DECs to send the entire files for the registration of the coalition’s e-signature lists. This became necessary after only two of the district commissions had sent all the documentation.
The proposal came from CEC member Krassimir Tsipov, “so that the CEC can then make an informed decision on whether the legal requirements have been met.”
Subsequently, during the discussions on the proposal of the Deputy Chairman and CEC spokesman Tsvetozar Tomov, it was decided to request information from all regional governors on the candidate lists registered for the last two parliamentary votes – on July 11 and April 4, whether registered with an e-signature. The data must be submitted to the CEC by Monday.
The DB claims that even then they registered lists with electronic signatures and there were no problems.
The commission also considered a complaint by Nikolay Barekov, alleging that the CEC should delete the DB list in Plovdiv because it had not been duly registered. However, the Commission left it without consideration, as the sender is a third party and has no legal interest.
At the meeting, which ended minutes ago, Tsipov reported again on the topic, but without a clear decision – whether or not the requirements of the law are met. CEC Chairwoman Kamelia Neykova asked if any of the members would propose a draft decision, but this did not happen.
“After the whole hall is silent, we move on to the next point,” Neykova said.
Before the next item, CEC Secretary Sevinch Solakova took the floor.
“Obviously, the CEC does not know what the procedure for registration of candidate lists is. And the CEC does not know what it voted for yesterday and what conclusions it made on a complaint refusing to register a candidate list of a DEC. I am not convinced that I can feel I am calm that I am part of a body that is called to organize fair and lawful elections.Every stage of the organization of elections must be in accordance with the law.And the law that regulates the terms and conditions is the Electoral Code.I am sorry to have to do these findings, “Solakova said.
“Each of the 11 cases is different. My proposal was that after a decision in principle is made whether or not there is a violation of the Electoral Code, the commission should consider each case. I wanted to look at the issue in principle, but apparently this CEC does not want to did, “Tsipov told 24 Chasa after the meeting.