Dear Vice-President, Ms Viviane Reding,
wish to bring to your attention serious allegations of electoral fraud,
abuse of power and possible criminal activity concerning the recent
Presidential Election in the Central European country of Slovenia. The
fraud in question was uncovered by three members of the Slovenian
concerns one of the candidates for the Presidential Election, Mr Danilo
Türk who claimed he submitted 13,080 signatures of support for his
presidential bid to the commission. Yet when three members of the
Electoral Commission that oversaw the Presidential election asked to be
shown evidence of these signatures so that they can be checked and
verified, they were refused. This type of behavior from electoral
officials is expected in countries like Russia and Belarus but not a
member of the EU like Slovenia.
notifying the relevant authorities including presenting evidence, it
appears there is a concerted attempt to cover up the allegations rather
than deal with them since nothing has been done to investigate the
therefore urge you to send independent observers and investigators to
Slovenia and demand that the Slovenian Electoral Commission provide
evidence of all the 13,080 signatures submitted by the Presidential
candidate Mr Türk so that they can be checked and verified as well as
provide answers to all the questions listed below.
A non profit civic organisation in Slovenia has published the allegations of electoral fraud on its website;
The questions that need to be answered here are;
If the Slovenian Electoral Commission has nothing to hide, why is it
refusing to produce the 13,080 signatures? Surely it is in its
interests to provide evidence of these signatures so that the
allegations can be put to rest.
If independent observers are denied access to the signatures, how do we
know whether there really were 13,080 people who signed the petition?
How do we know if persons who signed the petition in support of Mr
Türk's Presidential bid actually exist? Did the same people sign
multiple times? Did people who were dead sign the petition? Are they
Slovenian citizens? Did they submit their signature in the correct area
which they must do under Slovenian law?
Did officials at the Slovenian Electoral Commission conspire to help
one of the Presidential candidates (Mr Türk) by claiming he has 13,080
signatures in violation of electoral laws? What is the relationship
between Mr Türk's office and certain officials at the Electoral
democracy in Slovenia to have credibility and enjoy the trust of its
citizens, the Slovenian Electoral Commission must be transparent, honest
and operate within the law.
therefore once again urge you to send independent observers and
investigators to Slovenia and demand that the Slovenian Electoral
Commission provide evidence of all the 13,080 signatures submitted by
the Presidential candidate Mr Türk so that they can be checked and
verified as well as provide answers to all the above questions.
forward to your reply and action on these serious allegations of
electoral fraud, abuse of power and possible criminal activity.