Federal Electoral Committee to decide on appeals on 6 August 2009
WIESBADEN – At its second meeting in preparation of the Bundestag election, the Federal Electoral Committee will decide on appeals against the Land Electoral Committees' decisions of 31 July 2009 on the approval or rejection of Land lists. This is reported by the Federal Returning Officer. The meeting will be held in public in the German Bundestag building in Berlin, Jakob-Kaiser-Haus (entrance Wilhelmstraße 68), room 1.302, on Thursday, 6 August 2009, at 11 a.m.
Parties may lodge an appeal against the relevant Land Electoral Committee's decision to reject their Land list until midnight today. Land Returning Officers may also appeal against a decision by which a Land list is approved in their Land. The Federal Returning Officer will invite the spokespersons of the relevant Land lists and the competent Land Returning Officers to attend the meeting. All persons concerned attending the appeal proceedings will be heard. Following the meeting, the Federal Returning Officer will announce the decision of the Federal Electoral Committee.
The Federal Returning Officer points out that information about the individual appeals on which the Federal Electoral Committee is to take a decision will be published in another press release on Tuesday, 4 August 2009.
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Those wishing to observe the meeting will have to pass security checks before entering the Bundestag buildings and have to show their identity cards. Unless they are permanently accredited with the Bundestag, media representatives will have to seek prior accreditation with the Press Office of the German Bundestag: Deutscher Bundestag, Akkreditierungsstelle, Schiffbauerdamm 17 (3rd floor), 11011 Berlin, tel: (+49-30) 227–329 24 or –329 29.
The meeting of the Federal Electoral Committee will be transmitted live by Bundestag Television and via Web-TV on the Internet at www.bundestag.de. For technical queries about the live transmission please contact the office “Online Services, Bundestag Television” at (+49-30) 227-35408.