Judgment on PN case for two extra parliamentary seats postponed to 25 November
The judgment in the case regarding two extra parliamentary seats that the PN is fighting for, claiming that mistakes by the Electoral Commission led to it having a smaller minority in the House, has been put off to 25 November.
Scheduled for yesterday, the Constitutional Court led by Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri has postponed its decision, which will now be given on 25 November.
In May of this year, Madame Justice Lorraine Schembri Orland had ruled that the Electoral Commission should repair the mistakes that were committed during the vote counting process and award two additional seats to the Nationalist Party.
The PL had appealed and the case is now being heard before three judges.
The PN insists that it lost the election by seven parliamentary seats not nine, and that this was a result of two mistakes on votecounting day.
It says that PN candidates Claudette Buttigieg and Frederick Azzopardi failed to be elected from the eighth and 13th districts respectively due to errors in the counting process.
At the hearing of the Labour Party appeal in September, 10 Labour ministers and parliamentary secretaries had turned up in the court room, a move which the Nationalist Party had interpreted as being one of intimidation.