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The Mission OAS - CARICOM reminds that the Electoral Law bans public demonstrations in favor of candidates on Election Day

  March 19, 2011

On the eve of the elections, the Joint Electoral Observation Mission (JEOM) OAS-CARICOM reminds the candidates, the political parties and the citizens that article 122.2 of the Electoral Law states that “all public manifestations in favor of one or several candidates, one or several political parties, grouping or regroupings are formally banned on Election Day and until the proclamation of the results”. The candidates have the responsibility to inform their supporters about this stipulation and warn them not to wear any clothes or carry any visible signs that indicate their political preferences on Election Day. Moreover, political parties and candidates have the responsibility to ask their supporters not to take to the streets on the dau of elections or following the elections but to await with calm and serenity the publication of the preliminary results on March 31st.

The Mission calls once again upon the citizens to go vote on Election Day to exercise their right to vote and contribute in that way to the renewal of the key institutions of democratic governance, the Presidency and the Parliament.

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Reference: E-578/11