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CCOURT ORDERS KURIA TO CALL FOR RECOUNT OF ALL VOTES IN BUDAPEST MAYORAL ELECTION

 

The Constitutional Court has ordered the supreme court, the Kuria, to call for a recount of all votes cast in last month’s election for Budapest mayor, a decision posted on the top court’s website showed. The Constitutional Court on Friday scrapped as unconstitutional a recent ruling by the Kuria, which had okayed the results of the June 9 mayoral election in Budapest, according to the decision. According to the Constitutional Court, the Kuria had failed to appropriately justify its decision to reject a request to review the National Election Committee’s decree, which had established that incumbent Mayor Gergely Karácsony had won the ballot as against contender Dávid Vitézy with just 41 votes. Under the top court’s ruling the supreme court is obliged to repeat its procedure and make a new decision.