October 30 аnd 31 Declared as Pre-Election Silence Days


Skopje, 28 October 2021 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services wishes to inform the broadcasters that the election campaign for the second round of 2021 Local Elections shall last until 24:00 hrs of 29 October 2021. Starting from 30 October until 31 October, 19:00 hrs, the rules for pre-election silence shall apply.

During the silence, the media outlets shall continue to report on the election process, however, halting all forms of election media presentation of the participants in the election campaign.

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; any 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, shall be considered as violation of the pre-election silence.