Arrangements should be made to hear petitions related to the announcement of results.
- Adequate arrangements shall be made to hear and dispose of all petitions relating to the conduct of elections and announcement of results.
- The electoral law should provide a mechanism for the invalidation of election results. In both parliamentary and presidential elections, the decision to partially or fully invalidate election results should be assigned to the highest electoral body. This decision should be reviewable by the highest body of the judiciary or the Constitutional Court.
- Both the preliminary and the final results should be subject to challenges. Therefore the electoral law should differentiate between the procedures, deadlines and time-limits applicable to each phase.