Politicians to not be allowed to host TV and radio programmes from 6 August onward

Marked the coming into force of the restriction detailed in the Law on Pre-Election Campaign for Saeima candidates to host TV and radio programmes on election day and 60 days prior to elections, as confirmed by National Electronic Mass Media Council.

Council representatives add that electronic media outlets will not be allowed to distribute programmes, comments, interviews and reports from people picked as Saeima deputy candidates or people who have confirmed their participation in activities of in political parties, political associations or voter associations.

National Electronic Mass Media Council notes that employers may organize special duties for those people to separate them from direct participation in the creation of different mass media programmes. If this is not possible, those people may be sent on vacation.

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