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Article 123
 

1. The CEC verifies and tabulates the election results for the electoral zone for the Assembly or local government unit, whose territory is divided into two or more EAZs, based on the table of results issued by each CEAZ of the respective electoral zone. For this purpose, the CEC fills in the Aggregate Table of the Results for the Electoral Zone and approves it by a decision no later than 48 hours from the receipt of all the tables of the Electoral Zone.


2. Before filling in the Aggregate Table of the Results for the Electoral Zone, according to point 1 of this article, the CEC verifies, on its own initiative or upon request of the parties and before making a decision according to this article, whether the tables of the EAZ results for the respective zone include all the tables of the voting centres of that zone. When the CEC finds that the table of results for one EAZ does not include the tables of all the voting centres of that EAZ, whose boxes are received as regular, it orders the CEAZ to fill in immediately the table and resubmit it to the CEC within 24 hours. In case of failure to comply with this deadline, the table is filled in by the CEC. If the votes in a box which is received as regular are not counted, the CEC orders the initial counting of uncounted votes for the Voting Centre that is not included in the table of results. The deadline specified in point 1 of this article starts after the filling in of each table of results for the EAZ according to this point.
In any case, according to this article the Aggregate Table of Results for the Electoral Zone, shall not be approved by the CEC unless all the boxes received as regular according to this Code are counted; otherwise, the decision to approve the Aggregate Table of Results for the Electoral Zone, according to this article, shall be invalid.


3. If the CEC, during the compilation of the table, according to point 1 of this article, upon its own initiative or upon request of the parties, notices discrepancies between the number of votes for the subjects in the table of results for the EAZ and the tables of results of the voting centres, it takes a decision to approve the Aggregate Table of Results with the corrected figures, based on the originals of the tables of the voting centres. One copy of the decision on the approval of the Aggregate Table of Results for the Electoral Zone is given to all electoral subjects that participated in the elections in the respective electoral zone.


4. The CEC decision on the approval of the Aggregate Table of Results for the Electoral Zone, according to this article, may be appealed to the CEC itself in accordance with the procedures envisaged in Part X of this Code.


5. The CEAZ decision on the approval of the Aggregate Table of Results of the EAZ, any decision taken by the CEAZ during the procedure of the receiving of the electoral material and documentation from the VCC, as well as during the counting and tabulation of the voting result, are interim decisions and can be appealed to the CEC together with the complaint against the decision of the CEC on the approval of the Aggregate Table of Results of the Electoral Zone, taken in accordance with point 1 of this article.