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Berlin: Redial in two constituencies? State election control plans a far-reaching step

2021-10-14T10:34:00.594Z

There were numerous breakdowns problems with the election in Berlin - now they have legal consequences. Redialing in two constituencies is now conceivable.



There were numerous breakdowns problems with the election in Berlin - now they have legal consequences.

Redialing in two constituencies is now conceivable.

Berlin - The election on September 26th in Berlin * made headlines on that day.

Long queues, occasional interruptions, missing notes and other mishaps heat up the mind.

The state election management now wants to draw conclusions.

She wants to appeal to the Berlin Constitutional Court against the results of the election to the House of Representatives.

In two constituencies there were violations of the electoral law that could affect the distribution of mandates, said state returning officer Petra Michaelis on Thursday at a meeting of the electoral committee.

It is now possible to repeat the election in both constituencies.

The Constitutional Court must decide on this after examining the events.

Berlin election: state election management wants to lodge an objection

The objection relates to constituency 6 in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district and constituency 1 in the Marzahn-Hellersdorf district.

There, in the first votes, which are decisive for the direct mandate, the gap between first and second place is very small.

"In these cases, irregularities could have had an impact on the mandate," said Michaelis.

As examples, she cited incorrectly issued ballot papers or the temporary closure of polling stations due to missing ballot papers.

Overall, there were irregularities * in the election to the House of Representatives in 207 of 2,257 polling stations, as Michaelis further announced in the committee meeting.

"That is a number that must both scare and annoy us all," she said.

On the other hand, she could state that the election in over 2000 polling stations went off without any problems.

Giffey comments on the formation of a government: the red-green-red alliance is drawing closer

Shortly before this news made the rounds, SPD politician Franziska Giffey commented on the further procedure for the formation of a government.

She wants to enter a third phase of exploratory talks with the Greens and the Left, which should take place on Friday.

(dpa / cibo) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

Source: merkur

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