High court rules against free and fair elections bid

The League’s lawsuit also contended that the size of the Cabinet allowed the ruling administration to enjoy supremacy over the legislative branch of government.

In a press release announcing the ruling, the Prime Minister says he hope the League will not appeal the High Court’s decision.

In handing down the judgment, the High Court said the declarations being sought were denied because based on records before it, did not show that Browne violated the sections of the Constitution under which the lawsuit was brought.

The press release describes the legal action as frivolous, with the Prime Minister Gaston Browne saying he always regarded the lawsuit as an attempt to distract attention and waste the time of the Executive.

According to the PM, his Cabinet is among the smallest that has been selected since 1976, when the number of constituencies was increased from 10 to 17.

Browne alleges that the decision to bring this matter before the Court is tainted with the same motive that has seen frivolous lawsuits brought against Paradise Found, and being threatened against other projects.


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