If citizens believe that elections were held in violation of the law, they can appeal to the Constitutional Council. 296 requests contesting the last legislative elections were thus registered at the national level. In Saint-Martin, none has been formulated. In 2012, Arnauld Benet contested the election of Daniel Gibbs. But his request had been rejected because he had filed it out of time.
In September 2014, the election to the post of senator of Guillaume Arnell had been contested by Patricia Chance-Duzant, candidate, and Steven Patrick, his deputy. They denounced "pressures on voters and disregard of the principle of equality between candidates". Their request had been rejected. In addition Claire Javois must hold a press conference Tuesday to take stock of the first two weeks of her mandate. (More details on www.soualigapost.com)
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