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Court opens Amman 1st District ballot boxes
By Petra - Feb 19,2013 - Last updated at Feb 19,2013
AMMAN — The Amman Court of Appeals on Tuesday opened some ballot boxes in the Amman 1st District upon a petition filed by candidate Salem Al Hadban, who did not make it to the 17th Parliament.
The court only cross-checked the voter identification cards with the voter registration lists and did not recount the votes as requested by the defence team, who were present at the opening of the ballot boxes along with local and international observers.
The Amman Court of Appeal on Thursday gave losing candidate Nasser Hadidi’s lawyers until Sunday to examine a report by a committee of experts on the recount of nine ballot boxes in Balqa’s 1st District.
Lawyer Zuhair Rawashdeh on Sunday contested the election results of Amman’s 1st District in a lawsuit filed at the Amman Court of Appeals against the Independent Elections Commission (IEC), its board of commissioners, the district’s electoral committee and the winners.
Jordanians head to the polls today to select members of the 17th Lower House of Parliament.
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