Postponement of Local Gov’t elections to be heard in court today…media blocked

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Postponement of Local Gov’t elections to be heard in court today…media blocked

The legal challenge against the Government’s decision to postpone Local Government Elections by proclaiming parts of the recently passed Local Government Reform Bill will be heard today at 3PM.

Attorneys for activist Ravi Balgobin-Maharaj filed the claim in the High Court on Tuesday.

Balgobin-Maharaj said, as a voter in the Maracas/Santa Margarita electoral district, he is aggrieved by the decision taken by Cabinet and announced recently by Local Government and Rural Development Minister Faris Al-Rawi.

The matter has been assigned to Justice Jacqueline Wilson.

A request by media to cover the proceedings was refused by the judge who indicated that the proceeding was a Chamber court hearing and only the parties and their attorney are allowed in attendance.

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