Country:
Russia
Organization:
Golos - open source data
Year:
2018
Election Type:
Presidential
Recommending Organization:
Golos - open source data
Disclaimer:
Golos had to cancel its membership of the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) due to EPDE being listed as an "undesirable foreign organization" in Russia in March 2018. Due to this we exclusively evaluate open source information regarding election observation in Russia.
Primary Thematic Area:
Campaign
Subtopic of primary thematic area:
Misuse of administrative resources
Secondary Thematic Area:
Media
Subtopic of secondary thematic area:
Balanced Coverage
Recommendation:
The refusal of vacation for an election campaign of the current president or other officials running for the presidency distorts an information field and leads to violation of principle of equal rights of candidates. With a view to prevent it, the measures should be taken that would guarantee equal covering of candidates' activity in mass media at the legislative level.
Action required:
Legal change
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
High
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Array
Implementation Status:
Not implemented