Top court receives six complaints over presidential election

The Czech Constitutional Court has received six complaints related to the country’s first direct presidential election, the court’s secretary said on Wednesday. The latest complaint was filed on December 31 by a woman whom the Interior Ministry refused to register as candidate for the vote. The court will also have to deal with a complaint by Senator Tomio Okamura who was barred from the race on the grounds of having failed to collect 50,000 signatures in support of his bid, a claim rejected by the senator. The court is set to discuss its course of action on Friday. The complaints could lead to the cancellation or postponement of the election, the first round of which is scheduled for January 11 and 12.

Author: Jan Richter