Mrs. Vaso Pantazi submitted to the A1 Political Department of the Supreme Court a memorandum in which she argues that the amendments to the electoral legislation are unconstitutional and for this reason there is a necessity of non-application by the Supreme Court.
At the Supreme Court, Vaso Pantazi, lawyer of Ilias Kasidiaris, raised the issue of the unconstitutionality of the latest amendments to the electoral legislation and at the same time requests that a pre-trial question be sent to the competent European Courts.
In particular, Mrs. Pantazi submitted to the A1 Political Department of the Supreme Court a memorandum in which she argues that the amendments to article 32 of PD 26/2012 are unconstitutional in multiple ways and for this reason there is a necessity of non-application by the Supreme Court.
Furthermore, the lawyer requests that a relevant pre-trial question be sent to the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
In more detail, Mrs. Panazi’s announcement is as follows:
“Late yesterday evening, our law firm submitted before the A1 Department of the Supreme Court a memorandum to aid its judgment, regarding the declaration of the combination of candidates of the Greek National Party in the upcoming election process of May 21. In our memorandum, the unconstitutionality of the multiple amended provision of Article 32 of Presidential Decree 26/2012 is documented and, for this reason, the necessity of its non-application by the Supreme Court.
We are convinced that our memorandum will help the Judges of the Supreme Court of our country in a fair judgment that will not violate the right to be elected, the presumption of innocence, the free expression of the electorate and the country’s commitments to international and European treaties us.
On the basis of the latter, we requested the sending of a preliminary or quasi-preliminary question to the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union, for an authentic interpretation of the opposition of the provision with supra-legislative provisions, before the implementation of the provision and not after it” .
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