Legislative elections: ISIE publishes manual of standards and procedures of election campaign

The Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE), on Monday, published a manual of the standards and procedures of the election campaign for the December 17 legislative elections.


The manual includes the legal framework governing the election campaign and the definition of some concepts related to it.


It emphasises the principles of campaigning, including fairness, equality of opportunity, transparency and respect for voters and candidates.


According to the manual, these principles are applicable to all websites, smartphone applications and social media.


In addition, the manual provides for the dismissal, under a decision of the Honor Board or the Disciplinary Board, of any security or military personnel who have taken part in campaign activities.


The election campaign for the next legislative elections began on November 25 at home. It will continue until December 15, 2022.


Regarding electoral districts for expats, the campaign was launched on November 23 and will end on December 13, 2022.


Some 1,058 candidates in 161 constituencies will vye for one of the 161 seats in the upcoming parliament next December 17.


Source: Tap News Agency