MME Calls for Removal of Electoral Advertisements within 3 Days from End of Elections

MME Calls for Removal of Electoral Advertisements within 3 Days from End of Elections By Joel Johnson - October 03, 2021
 Ministry of Municipality and Environment Building

Minister if Municipality and Environment

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) called on advertising companies and candidates who obtained advertising licenses for electoral campaigns, to remove election advertising boards within three days of the end of the electoral process, in implementation of the Shura Council election system law.

In a statement, the ministry noted that in accordance with Article 28 of the Shura Council election system law, the advertisement period for electoral campaigns ends with the end of the electoral process, provided that the removal of billboards begins within three days from the date of the end of the poll and not the end of the license period for advertisement.

Article 28 of Law No. 6 of 2021 promulgating the Shura Council election system law states that the candidate must remove advertisements, posters, election flyers and any means of electoral propaganda within three days from the date of the end of the electoral process. The MME may remove it at the candidate's expense after being warned about it within the 24 hours following the warning, and it may also remove any advertisement that violates the terms of the license at his expense after being warned to correct the violation, within the 24 hours following the warning.

The MME, represented by all the municipalities affiliated to the Municipal Affairs Sector, granted 355 advertisement licenses to all candidates in all electoral districts, with a total of 2,169 billboards distributed across all municipalities in the country. (QNA)

By Joel Johnson - October 03, 2021

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