MARIGOT: --- On August 5th, 2022, the constitutional court rendered its decision in the case presented by Daniel Gibbs to annual the elections of the national assembly held on June 11th and 18th on St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.
According to the decision rendered by the court, Gibbs did not provide any evidence to the court to substantiate his claims.
According to Article 35 of the same, the electoral ordinance “Applications must contain... the grounds for annulment invoked. - The applicant must attach to the application the documents produced in support of its means”.
Mr. GIBBS maintained that the successful candidate would have benefited from irregular material support from the communities of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy. However, these allegations are not accompanied by the details and justifications to assess their merits.
Moreover, given the number of votes obtained by each of the candidates, the alleged facts, assuming them to be established, could not have had an influence on the outcome of the ballot.
Accordingly, Mr. GIBBS' complaint must be dismissed, the decision reads.