Political parties SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE, before the deadline expires (tonight at midnight), said they would file complaints to the Administrative Court over some of the decisions made by the SEC regarding the course of the voting process in the elections held on December 11. The Administrative Court, however, according to Article 150 of the Electoral Code, after receiving complaints, has 48 hours to decide on them. This task is distributed among five judges, who will be selected by a random draw.
Under Paragraph 3 of the same article of the Electoral Code, the Administrative Court has the power to confirm or alter decisions made by the SEC.
Among other things, the Administrative Court is authorized to decide on “the legality of individual acts during the election process and individual acts during the election, the appointment and dismissal of public officials, if it is determined by law, as well as acts of appointmenting and dismissing senior civil servants, unless otherwise determined by the law”.
The Administrative Court, is currently made up of 27 judges and the President of the court.
The President of the Court is Gostivar resident, Jetmire Ajdini-Bosnjaku, who was selected in 2013. Previously, she worked as a judge in the Basic Court Skopje 1 (from 2008-2011) and in the High Court of Appeals in Skopje (from 2011-2013).
The Vice President of the Administrative Court, is Bitola resident Vesna Jovanovska. From her biography which is displayed on the official website of the Administrative Court, she has never had her own legal practice, nor had she worked as a judge before being elected Vice President in 2011. As part of her biography, she listed her parliamentary mandate in Parliament from the benches of the ruling VMRO-DPMNE from 1998 to 2002.