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Sme: 99 Percent did not falsify petition signatures, investigation finds

The police have wrapped up their investigation into the petition sheets filed, as required by law, as part of the registration process for the 99 Percent – Civic Voice party with the Interior Ministry. The Sme daily reported today (Wednesday, July 25) that the police did not find any crime or falsification of signatures.

The police have wrapped up their investigation into the petition sheets filed, as required by law, as part of the registration process for the 99 Percent – Civic Voice party with the Interior Ministry. The Sme daily reported today (Wednesday, July 25) that the police did not find any crime or falsification of signatures.

The party now says, as reported by the daily, that it will file a criminal motion against former police president Jaroslav Spišiak, who spoke publicly about what he called suspicions linked to the signatures ten days before the March 10 general election. The party failed to win more than 2 percent of the vote, and hence no seats in parliament. Spišiak has so far declined to comment on the police findings. Ahead of the general election in March Sme reported that some of the 99 Percent petition signatories were either dead or housebound.

The police investigator also checked Spišiak’s actions and the only wrongdoing he found was in the former police president’s public statements, which cannot be classified as a crime. Since Spišiak is no longer a police employee, he cannot be disciplined by the force either.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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