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OC Obtains Interim Court Order to Extend Date for the Return of Electoral Writs

The Ombudsman Commission has obtained an interim court order to extend the return of writs to, Monday, 31st July 2017, at 2pm.

Chief Ombudsman Michael Dick said this is to ensure the remaining seats are returned within legal boundaries and to make certain that elected members of parliament can participate in the election of the Speaker and Prime Minister.

He [the Chief Ombudsman] added, that the Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato must abide by this order.

The Chief Ombudsman was accompanied by legal counsel Dr Vergil Narokobi and Ombudsman Richard Pagen.

Chief Ombudsman Michael Dick said this is to reassure the electorates whose writs have not been returned that this court order will allow their elected members time to participate in the first sitting of Parliament.

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