|547C||Title:||DISTRICT COUNCILS (ELECTION PETITION) RULES||Gazette Number:||L.N. 55 of 2000|
|Rule:||11||Heading:||Trial of election petition||Version Date:||03/03/2000|
(1) The trial of an election petition shall be proceeded with notwithstanding that the respondent has ceased to hold the office his election to which is questioned by the election petition.
(2) Where more election petitions than one are lodged relating to the same election, the Court may, upon its own motion or application by a party to any such election petition, order those election petitions to be consolidated on such terms as it thinks fit or order them to be tried at the same time or one immediately after another.
(3) On the trial of an election petition, unless the Court otherwise directs, any charge of corrupt or illegal conduct may be inquired into, and evidence in relation thereto may be received, before any proof has been given of agency on behalf of any candidate in respect of the corrupt or illegal conduct. (10 of 2000 s. 47)
(4) Subject to rule 12(4)(a), on the trial of an election petition complaining that a person was not duly elected and claiming the office for some other person, the respondent may give evidence to prove that that other person was not duly elected in his place, in the same manner as if he had lodged an election petition questioning the election of that person.