Court orders Alexander and Rechelulk be placed on 2016 ballot

Court orders Alexander and Rechelulk be placed on 2016 ballot

  18 Oct 2016

By: L.N. Reklai

October 17, 2016 (Koror) Court issued an order yesterday for Palau Election Commission to place Dwight Alexander and Mengkur Rechelulk’s names on the 2016 general election ballot.

“Court concludes that 23 PNC Section 1104 (b) does not bar inclusion of Alexander and Rechelulk on the 2016 general election ballot,” states order. [restrict]

Both Dwight Alexander and Mengkur Rechelulk were disqualified by the Palau Election Commission due to failure to “resign-to-run” requirement of 23 PNC 1104 (b).  Both candidates filed a civil action against Election Commission.

The court ruling in their favor, ordered Election Commission to place their names on the ballot. According to the order, the court will issue an explanatory decision later.

Dwight Alexander is a candidate for Ngaraard State delegate and Mengkur Rechelulk is a candidate for Koror State Delegate.  [/restrict]