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Police suspect over half of electoral groups of illegal campaigning

According to a statement by the Public Security Police (PSP), more than half of the 20 electoral groups vying for 14 seats in the legislature in the September 15 ballot are suspected of running illegal campaign activities. The statement reminded the 145 candidates to heed the Legislative Assembly Election Law and campaign guidelines provided by […]

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:53 am

According to a statement by the Public Security Police (PSP), more than half of the 20 electoral groups vying for 14 seats in the legislature in the September 15 ballot are suspected of running illegal campaign activities.

The statement reminded the 145 candidates to heed the Legislative Assembly Election Law and campaign guidelines provided by the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL).

According to the Legislative Assembly Election Law and CAEAL’s campaign guidelines, candidates are not allowed to display any campaign material in public areas not authorised by the committee.

In addition, displaying campaign material on any type of public transport such as taxis is also illegal, according to updated guidelines CAEAL issued on Tuesday.

The statement cited by The Macau Post Daily also said that many campaign posters were found being displayed on residential and commercial buildings, on the windows of shops and other unauthorised public areas including some bus shelters.

The statement also said that more than 10 electoral groups were involved.

The statement warned the electoral groups that they must comply with the election law and guidelines provided by the electoral committee when they run any campaign  activities.(macaunews)

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:53 am

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