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Review of constitutionality and legality of regulations of Charter Order for the Election of Municipal Hungarian National Councils and Members of the Council of the Pomurska National Self-government Community at the 1998 Elections and on the Operation of Councils (Nepujsag, No. 38/98), Art. 8.3 Charter Order on the Establishment of the Nationality Council of Lendava Municipality and Dobrovnik Municipality, and the Election of the MNSS Council of Lendava Municipality (Official Gazette RS, No. 64/98), Art. 10.2 Charter of the Hungarian Self-governing Lendava Municipality (Nepujsag, Nos. 15/2000, 16/2000 and 8/01), Art. 12.3
Author: Constitutional Court of Slovenia
Language: English
Source: Official Gazette
Country: Slovenia
Category: judgment/decision
Government level: National - State Level
Guiding principle: Art. 12.3 of the Charter means that, in the case of the termination of the term of office of a newly elected council member, substitutive (new) elections are not needed since the council member whose term of office terminates is replaced by the next candidate (opposition candidate) following the first candidate as regards the number of obtained votes. The matters concerns regulation which is contrary to the very character of a majority electoral system on the basis of which voters select among individual candidates. Art. 12.3 means substantial divergence from the principle of a majority electoral system, which is not required by the need to adjust the particularities of the election of council members of municipal self-governing national communities. Thus it is inconsistent with Art. 29 of the Local Election Act. Since the mentioned provision makes it possible for the candidate who was not elected by the voters to acquire term of office, also the voting right determined in Art. 43 of the Constitution is thereby violated. Therefore the Constitutional Court annulled Art. 12.3 of the Charter (Indent 2 of the disposition).
Date of judgement: 2001-5-17
Document number: U-I-32/99
Official version: yes
Published on: Official Gazette
Edition number: 45/01
Legally binding: yes
Subject areas: right to vote; participation; identity; administrative boundaries; administrative authorities
Minority groups: Hungarians
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