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The Representation of the People Order, 1972 (President's Order)


Chapter V


62. (1) The High Court Division may, upon the conclusion of the trial of an election petition, make an order-
(a) dismissing the petition;
(b) declaring the election of the returned candidate to be void;
(c) declaring the election of the returned candidate to be void and the petitioner or any other contesting candidate to have been duly elected; or
(d) declaring the election as a whole to be void.
(2) Save as provided in clause (3), the decision of High Court Division on an election petition shall be final.
1[(3) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the High Court Division may, within thirty days of the announcement of the decision, appeal to the Appellate Division, if it grants leave to appeal.]

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    Clause (3) was substituted by section 27 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. LVII of 2001)
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