Pre-Election Silence Period Is on 16 and 17 October 2021


Skopje, 14 October 2021 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services informs the broadcasters that the pre-election silence rules shall apply starting from 16th October until 19:00 hrs on 17th October.

During the pre-election silence period, media outlets shall continue to cover the electoral process, however, all forms of electoral media presentation of the participants in the election campaign shall cease.

According to the Electoral Code, broadcasting of any information, photographs, audio and audiovisual materials related to or involving participants in the elections; any forms of media reporting that openly or covertly serve any incumbent’s campaign and may influence the voters’ decision; data that reveal the identity of political entities and/or individuals involved in incidents or irregularities on the Election Day, as well as statements made by candidates in the election process or representatives of political parties and government officials, are considered as violations of the pre-election silence.