The court made sentence in regard to 516 former candidates, as they did not return the funds allocated from the public budget in the last parliamentary elections,Trend reports referring to Ramiz Ibrahimov, a member of the Central Elections Committee (CEC).
In accordance with the Elections Code, the candidates, who balloted in the last parliamentary elections and gained less 3% of votes, are due to return the funds allocated from the public budget for their election campaign. Not returning the funds, 516 candidates faced with trial.
Some of them returned the money after court sentence. Over 700 people, who did not overpass 3% barrier, withdrew his candidacy or whose candidacy was canceled, covered the debt. Over 300 candidates took respites to return money within 2 months. This process will last approximately till November 2006, Ibrahimov stressed.
200 new manats are allocated from the public budget for the candidates balloting in the by-elections to the Milli Majlis [Parliament]. CEC informed constituencies on the candidates, who owe CEC. Around 70 candidates balloting in the by-elections also run for the Milli Majlis in the 6 November elections.