Evaluation of Post-Election Period, Complaints Process and Court Disputes
Post-election monitoring for the May 22 local self-government elections uncovered a number of deficiencies in complaints process in district electoral commissions (DECs) and in courts. DECs dealt with complaints that sought disciplinary liability of precinct electoral commission (PEC) members in an inconsistent manner. In addition, court’s interpretation of provisions that apply to electoral disputes was wrong and in conflict with its own practice. Court decisions clearly illustrated ambiguity of individual provisions that regulate electoral disputes and superficial approach towards electoral disputes, possibly because of time constraints.