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No police probe into Chal error

Published: 11:53AM Monday August 19, 2002

United Future candidate Kelly Chal will not face a police investigation over her botched nomination.

Chal was removed from the party list last week when it was discovered that she is not a New Zealand citizen, and therefore not eligible to be an MP.

Chief electoral officer David Henry has completed an investigation into her candidacy, and says it appears Chal's error was the result of confusion.

Henry says he is satisfied that the United Future Party did not know that she was not a citizen.

He says both the party and Chal could potentially have faced a police investigation for making wrong statements on documents and under oath.