Ballots from two Silistra sections will be recounted
The ballots from two Silistra polling stations will be counted again at the request of Stefan Zhelezov, who appealed the results of the local elections in Silistra municipality.
Zhelezov, who was number 18 on the list of the “Continuing the Change – Democratic Bulgaria” coalition, claims that preferences in his favor were wrongly counted in two sections. According to the official report in the CEC, Zhelezov has collected 114 preferences, while according to him there should be more.
The court in Razgrad, which is considering Zhelezov’s appeal, has scheduled an open court hearing for November 20. For this date, he ordered the Municipal Administration – Silistra to present the ballots for voting for municipal councilors in the two sections, as well as the cob with the sections with the numbers.
This happens after all the judges in the Administrative Court – Silistra recused themselves. If the court finds that there are errors in the ballots, the election results in these two sections will be changed. This may lead to a change in the composition of the Municipal Council of Silistra Municipality.
Zlatko Kurtev, third on the list from the “Continuing the Change – Democratic Bulgaria” coalition, became a municipal councilor in Silistra after collecting 115 preferences and displacing the second on the list, as the coalition brought two councilors into the local legislative body.