The Appellate Board investigating this term’s Union tribunal against Krishna Omkar has fully upheld the original verdict and sentence. The appeal hearing held on 15th December did not hear any convincing arguments to question the tribunal’s original ruling. However, the appeal process continued after the hearing while they examined the sentence and issues over eligibility for running in the re-poll that must happen at the beginning of Hilary Term. An interim report issued today has upheld the original sentencing: that the Michaelmas Term election result should be annulled and Krishna Omkar disqualified from running in any subsequent Union elections, including the re-poll. Following concerns that Charlotte Fischer, who brought the tribunal against Krishna Omkar, may be the only candidate eligible to run in the re-poll, the Board is now re-examining conditions for eligibility. The final report must be delivered by 3rd January, with the re-poll to be held Friday of 2nd Week. More updates soon from Cherwell24.