[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]The judiciary sets a date for the appointment of judges supervising counting and sorting
The Supreme Judicial Council on Thursday set a date for appointing judges who will be assigned to carry out the work of the Board of Commissioners and supervising the process of recounting and manually recounting the results of the elections, stressing that no participant in the elections or any related person from the attendance to the Judicial Council or the Electoral Commission Or contact any relevant judge.
The Council said in a statement received by the «Journal News», that "the President of the Supreme Judicial Council decided to invite members of the Supreme Judicial Council all to meet on Sunday morning 10/6/2018 to nominate judges who will be assigned to carry out the work of the Board of Commissioners and oversee the process of re-counting and manual counting of the results Elections and the nomination of judges who will be in charge of running the offices of the Electoral Commission in the provinces. "
He added that "the President of the Council also decided to form a committee of the Chief Prosecutor and the head of the Judicial Supervision and one of the judicial supervisors to move immediately to the Electoral Commission building to prepare for the implementation of the task entrusted to the judiciary under the Third Amendment Law of the election law and take the necessary procedures to maintain the ballot boxes and organs and priorities for the voting process "He said.
The Judicial Council, "the issuance of the law to amend the election law depends on the work of the judiciary of the relevant elections to consider the appeals filed on the results of electronic counting and sorting until the resolution of the procedures of counting and sorting manual and submit new appeals on them."
He stressed, "Given the sensitivity of the task entrusted to the judiciary under the said law and in order to give a message of reassurance to the public opinion and to all the gentlemen of the contestants and not to allow any party in various names to intervene or try to influence the work of the judiciary on the subject of elections, the Council of Justice not to allow any participant in the elections or Any person related to that from the presence of the Judicial Council or the Electoral Commission or to contact any judge concerned on this subject starting with the President of the Judicial Council and the rest of the judges concerned. "
He stressed that "the phones of all the judges concerned have been closed, asking everyone to appreciate the difficult circumstances that accompany the work of the judiciary on this," pledging to "perform the task with integrity and impartiality to stand one distance from everyone."
The Supreme Judicial Council called on everyone "to be precise in expressing opinions about the work of the judiciary in relation to this task because any abuse constitutes a crime punishable by law under the provisions of Article 226 of the Penal Code, which punishes anyone who offends the judicial institution."
The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to assign nine judges instead of the current members of the Commission.