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ELECTION 2012: 99 Percent party demands check of other parties

The 99 Percent – Civic Voice party has asked the Interior Ministry to verify the authenticity of signatures on registration sheets filed by all parties running in the March 10 general election and has asked the Police Corps to complete the examination of signatures before March 10 in the same manner it is doing for its party, the SITA newswire reported.

The 99 Percent – Civic Voice party has asked the Interior Ministry to verify the authenticity of signatures on registration sheets filed by all parties running in the March 10 general election and has asked the Police Corps to complete the examination of signatures before March 10 in the same manner it is doing for its party, the SITA newswire reported.

The press department of 99 Percent stated that a complaint had been filed at the Interior Ministry demanding investigations into the veracity of petition sheets of several new parties but that the ministry only took against 99 Percent.

“It seems that Mr Spišiak was given a task to unleash an extensive police action only against 99 Percent – Civic Voice,” the party stated, as quoted by SITA.

The Interior Ministry responded that at the moment there is no reason to examine the signature sheets of all registered political parties. The spokesperson for the ministry, Gábor Grendel, confirmed the ministry received the party’s request but explained it was given to an expert section which will decide whether the request is well-founded and then decide whether to launch an investigation, SITA reported.

Police launched the investigation of the collection of signatures for 99 Percent - Civic Voice after one of the signature collectors informed police that she had acted in violation of the law while getting signatures. The police selected names from the sheets that the person had marked as falsified and found out that these were fraudulent, SITA wrote.

Source: SITA

For more information about this story, please see: Interior Ministry investigates 'falsified' 99% signatures; party alleges manipulation

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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