PRE-ELECTION SILENCE BEGINS SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT

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Skopje, 11 July 2020 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services informs the broadcasters that pre-election silence rules for the 2020 Early Parliamentary Elections shall start to apply tomorrow after midnight (13 July 2020) and shall last until 15 July 2020 at 21:00 hrs.

During the pre-election silence, the media shall continue to report on the electoral process, however, all forms of electoral media representation of the participants in the election campaign shall cease.

According to the Electoral Code, considered as violation of the election silence shall be the broadcasting of any information, photographs, audio or audiovisual materials related to or involving participants in the elections, any forms of media reporting that is openly or covertly in favour of someone’s campaign and may influence the voters’ decision, data revealing the identity of political entities and/or individuals involved in incidents or irregularities on the Election Day, as well as statements by candidates in the election process, representatives of political parties or holders of public offices in the government bodies.

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