Municipal elections: Al Irada to file legal challenge against ISIE over abolishing use of indelible ink | Tunisia News Gazette

Municipal elections: Al Irada to file legal challenge against ISIE over abolishing use of indelible ink

– Al Irada executive bureau will file a legal challenge at the Administrative Court against the election body over its decision to abolish the use of indelible ink in next May 6 municipal elections.

The party called “surprising” the move to make do with the signature of voters and end the use of indelible ink.

This is a “unilateral decision that can harm the credibility of elections and transparency in the conduct of the poll,” Al Irada Thursday said in a statement, cautioning against electoral fraud.

The ultimate responsibility of guaranteeing transparency and the appropriate conduct of elections rests with the Independent High Authority for Elections (French: ISIE), said the party.

ISIE member Farouk Bouasker earlier said abolishing the use of indelible ink does by no means pave the way for voting fraud; it does not neither mean the commission is abandoning its principles.

The decision is driven by the relatively high cost of the indelible ink, Bouasker said. Most democracies ceased to use ink in elections, considering it as an old technique. .

Source: TAP News Agency

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