Country:
Belarus
Organization:
Belarusian Helsinki Committee
Year:
2016
Election Type:
Parliamentary
Recommending Organization:
Coalition of organizations
Primary Thematic Area:
Campaign
Subtopic of primary thematic area:
Campaign regulation
Recommendation:
The legislation provides a period of no more than 1 month for the duration of the election campaign. This rule limits both the candidates’ opportunity to campaign and the citizens’ right to obtain full information about the candidates and their election platforms. It is proposed to extend campaigning period for up to at least two months. In addition, it is necessary to discharge the entities in charge of political advertising of any liability for the content of advertising provided by the candidates or political parties.
Action required:
Legal change
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
Medium
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Array
Implementation Status:
Not implemented
Repeated implementation:
2015-10-11 00:00