Wednesday, October 5

IEC Takes Charge Of Party Political Broadcasts On GRTS

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Official campaign period starts today 9th November, till 2nd December. During this period all presidential candidates will be given equal air time to broadcast messages on GRTS for the consumption by the public. They will also be given equal air time for coverage of their campaign activities. The IEC will supervise these programmes.

Section 93(1) of the Elections Act stipulates that,

“The Commission shall, during an election campaign period ensure that equal air time is given to each candidate and political party on the public radio and television.”

Subsection (2) adds:

“The Commission shall, in compliance with subsection (1), determine the time to be allocated to each candidate and political party per day or such other period as the Commission may consider reasonable…..”

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