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The city council of Burney Falls has taken action in response to the recent election in which the citizens of Burney Falls voted for a referendum to recall all of the council’s seven members. Members of the council have filed a complaint alleging violations of local election rules, disputes over which are to be mediated by the city council. The city charter which governs all procedural matters in Burney Falls has a law stipulating that all voting members of the city council abstain from voting in cases in which any reasonable person might assume a conflict of interest.

Which one of the following represents the most reasonable inference that can be drawn from the information in the passage above?

a.The dispute over election violations will have to be resolved by a vote of the citizens, and not by the city council.

b.The city council will have to amend the city charter if its members hope to stay in office.

c.If the members of the city council admit conflict of interest, the dispute will have to be settled at the next highest level, the county commission.

d.If the members of the city council refuse to vote under the provisions of the city charter, the election will be declared invalid and a new election will be held.

e.No member of the Burney Falls city council can legally take part in the vote on the council’s complaint.
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a.The dispute over election violations will have to be resolved by a vote of the citizens, and not by the city council.

No where it is mentioned that the dispute of election violation will be resolved by a vote of the citizens. The citizens have voted for a referendum to recall all of the council’s seven members. That is it. Incorrect!


b.The city council will have to amend the city charter if its members hope to stay in office.

City charter governs all procedural matters in Burney Falls and not the other way round. Incorrect!


c.If the members of the city council admit conflict of interest, the dispute will have to be settled at the next highest level, the county commission.

Out of scope. county commission is no where mentioned. Incorrect!


d.If the members of the city council refuse to vote under the provisions of the city charter, the election will be declared invalid and a new election will be held.

Again out of scope. Any case by which the election will be declared invalid is not presented. Incorrect!


e.No member of the Burney Falls city council can legally take part in the vote on the council’s complaint.

From the second line we know that members of the council have filed a complaint against city council. And nn the last line, it is mentioned that 'law stipulating that all voting members of the city council abstain from voting in cases in which any reasonable person might assume a conflict of interest'. Hence, the members of the council are the reasonable persons having a conflict of interest. Therefore, all voting members of the city council will be abstained from voting. Correct!

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Re: The city council of Burney Falls has taken action in response to the r [#permalink]

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New post 06 Oct 2017, 10:24
help me, pls.
Is this a gmat-like question?
The argument looks weird and confusing.

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