By John Ward
SENSATION AS TOP GREEK LAWYERS’ BODY ACCUSES ELSTAT OF CRIMINAL DECEPTION
ELSTAT ALREADY FOUND GUILTY OF MISLEADING BRUSSELS OVER GREEK DEBT
Special Porta-Porta account released exclusively to The Slog
Very little surprises me about the eurozone any more, but this latest development out of Athens beats anything yet seen: the Athens Bar Association (DSA) has just released a memorandum declaring the recent Greek general election void because of an out-of-date census having been used…and hints darkly at the ulterior motives of Elstat, the national statistical organisation originally found to have been complicit in the plot to disguise Greece’s true fiscal position in its reports to the European Commission in 2008.
In a nutshell, the 2011 census was not used last week: the June 17th election seats-per-constituency allocation was based on the 2001 census…now over a decade out of date.
The DSA release follows:
IOANNIS ADAMOPOULOS, President of the Athens Bar Association (DSA).
EXTREMELY SERIOUS CONTITUTIONAL FAILURE
‘The number of parliament members for every constituency being defined by presidential decree based on the legal population of the constituency that results according to the latest census, the results of the latest census are considered published based on the data gathered by the relevant services, one year after the date the census actually took place".
In this case, the last census was completed by the National Committee of Statistics (ELSTAT) on 24th May 2011 – a date which is official, and confirmed beyond any doubt by a press release from ELSTAT.
Therefore, as a year has already passed since the last day of the completion of the above mentioned census, the number of parliamentary seats in every constituency should be defined based on the legal population of these constituencies, as derived, according to this census.’
In fact, the 2001 census data was used.
The release continues:
‘An extremely serious constitutional failure has occurred, as we estimate that substantial changes have occurred in the population distribution in every constituency in comparison with the previous census of 2001.