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State electoral committee determines the result of the election in Berlin

2021-10-14T04:15:24.529Z

Usually the announcement of final election results by the relevant committees is more of a formality. In Berlin, however, it could be exciting after the election failures on September 26th.



Usually the announcement of final election results by the relevant committees is more of a formality.

In Berlin, however, it could be exciting after the election failures on September 26th.

Berlin - The Berlin state electoral committee will determine the final result of the elections for the House of Representatives and the district councils on September 26th on Thursday (10:00 a.m.). It should also be a question of whether the balloting has to be repeated in individual of the 78 constituencies or in one or the other electoral district due to election mishaps or organizational deficiencies. The committee cannot rule on this. But state election officer Petra Michaels is likely to comment on whether she wants to partially contest the election or not.

A challenge is only possible at the Berlin Constitutional Court.

He will then decide whether an election result will be declared invalid.

An important prerequisite for this is that mishaps or errors have affected the distribution of mandates.

The fact that this will be the case across the board in Berlin on September 26th was denied by the Senate after evaluating the reports of the election officers from the twelve districts.

However, a few days ago, Interior Senator Andreas Geisel (SPD) did not rule out that this could have happened in individual cases.

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Senate: The election will not be repeated, it will take time to deal with it

In the elections to the Bundestag, the House of Representatives and the district council meetings on September 26th, numerous breakdowns and organizational deficiencies came to light in Berlin.

In some places, ballot papers were missing, while in other polling stations the wrong ones arrived at first.

Queues in front of polling stations formed throughout the day, which is why in many cases voters cast their votes after 6 p.m.

All of this had put Berlin in a bad light nationwide.

As a consequence, state returning officer Michaelis had offered to resign and was recalled by the Senate at the end of October 14th.

So she has her last working day in this role on Thursday.

dpa

Source: merkur

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