The Uppermost Cort has dismissed the suit brought by MCs Dama Litz Cjantscheir and S:reu Nicolas Hayes seeking to block S:reu MT Patritz da Bondieu MC from assuming office as Túischac’h (Cosa Speaker).
This follows an agreement between the parties that da Bonideu, who is also Scribe of Abbavilla and in happier news has recently married, agreed not to seek office based on the results of the election, which da Bonideu won 65 seats to 60, defeating RUMP leader Sir Alexandreu Davinscu MC. Justice Txec dal Nordselvă confirmed that the injuction issued by the Cort blocking da Bonideu from assuming office based on the contested election would however continue.
Da Bonideu’s unexpected victory appears to have been due to the absence of a number of MCs from the vote, including Hayes and Dama Litz. They claimed in their suit that the procedure for voting did not make enough provision for informing MCs, and that they were not obliged to check the Wittenberg forum, which is where parliamentary discussion actually take place, as it is a private enterprise. The voiding of the original election leaves the office of Speaker vacant as the 48th Cosa enters its final Clark, and also means the the Funziun Commitee, the body that oversees the planned civil service system, remains unappointed.
IN other news, the apparent forfeiture of the seats held by independent MC Nicholas Hayes, which initially saw him struck from the list of plaintiffs on the grounds that he had no longer any standing in the case, appears to have been the result of confusion in the Chancery. Dama Litz stated to the Cort that Hayes had “voted by email to the SoS’ email account before the deadline had elapsed”. This was later confirmed by the Secretary of State. The other MCs concerned, RUMP MC Bradley Collin Holmes and the entire parlimaentary contingent of the Socialist Party have however not challenged the loss of their seats, due to their failure to vote in consecutive Clarks.