Senator Okamura files complaint with Constitutional Court

Senator Tomio Okamura on Thursday filed a complaint with the Czech Constitutional Court over his elimination from the upcoming presidential election. Earlier, the Interior Ministry refused to register Mr Okamura for the election on the ground he had failed to collect the required 50,000 signatures in support of his bid, a decision confirmed by the Supreme Administrative Court. In his complaint, Mr Okamura is contesting the cut-off of 50,000 signatures as unconstitutional. The senator’s complaint could lead to a delay or cancellation of the first direct president election, the first round of which is scheduled for January 11 and 12.

Author: Jan Velinger