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Constitutional Court may decide EC's petition this afternoon

The Constitutional Court is likely to decide this afternoon on the Election Commission’s request concerning rescheduling of the February 2 election.

The Court is scheduled to hold a special meeting at 1.30pm.

The EC forwarded the request for the Court to rule if the election could be rescheduled and if so, either the government or the EC has authority to set the date of the election.

The request was submitted after the EC suggested the government to delay the election but the government claimed it had no authority.

The scenarios of the ruling will include that the court dismisses the petition and the election could not be rescheduled.

A representative of the EC on Wednesday filed the petition signed by five election commissioners, seeking legal clarification from the court.

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