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Court Attack on Jerusalem Election Fails

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The efforts which Rageb Bey Nashashibi, defeated mayor of Jerusalem, has made to contest the result of the recent municipal election failed today when the court here ruled that Nashashibi must prove his allegations that the victorious candidates were elected by a majority of unlawful voters.

December 20 was set by the court as the date of the hearing at which Nashashibi must submit his proof.

In questioning the validity of the elections, Rageb Bey Nashashibi alleges in his petition filed in court that improprieties took place during the polling. The alleged improprieties were technical omissions such as the fact that the voters’ lists were not in alphabetical order or were not signed by the chairman of the electoral committee, or were not posted in the stipulated places. No assertions have been made as to the conduct of the elections themselves.

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