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Elections commission refuses a list submitted by a party that represents Muslims in Melilla

President of Coalition for Melilla party Mustapha Aberchan. / Ph. DR
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The main opposition party in Melilla may not be able to run for local elections, scheduled for May the 26th. Elections commission in Melilla has unanimously decided to invalidate a list of candidates from Spanish party Coalition for Melilla (CpM) for «not respecting Article 44 from the organic law of general electoral regime».

The article indicates that electoral lists submitted by political parties must include an equal number of men and women, EFE reports.

Coalition for Melilla appealed against the decision, the party’s leader Mustapha Aberchan announced on Twitter. He is planning to seek the National Electoral Commission and the Constitutional Court to defend his party’s right to run for local elections in the city.

Commenting on the decision of the elections commission, Dunia Al-Mansouri a member of the party in question, said in a press briefing that CpM’s electoral list «is in line with the principle» and includes, 13 female candidates and 12 men.

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