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Administrative Court president rejects claims he put pressure on judges deciding on European Front appeals

Administrative Court president rejects claims he put pressure on judges deciding on European Front appeals

Skopje, 17 May 2024 (MIA) - Administrative Court president Burim Sejdini denied late Friday he had put pressure on judges deciding on appeals filed by the DUI-led European Front against the decisions of the State Election Commission (SEC) for the May 8 parliamentary elections.

Court president Sejdini said the claims of Arben Taravari from the Worth it coalition were untrue, amounting to insinuations and slander.

Earlier today, Taravari said court president's pressure on judges was not right, adding "the time when things were done in this way are in the past and the new government will not allow such pressures".

"I see Taravari's statements as completely untrue, as insinuations and slander of my work as Administrative Court president," Sejdini told a press conference.

According to him, such statements seriously damage the country's image in its Euro-integration process, especially the part of Taravari's statement that he and other judges would be held responsible after June 15, i.e. the government formation.

"I have done my job as court president in line with the law and with big responsibility. The same goes for my colleagues and the court staff. As for the time leading up to June 15, I see it as a period during which I can contribute for the well-being of our country through personal integrity and capacity. The same goes for the judges of this court - we see these days as an opportunity to contribute to better justice in our country," noted Sejdini.

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