The election campaign for the presidential elections in Azerbaijan will begin 28 days ahead of presidential elections and will end 24 hours before it, Natig Mammadov, the spokesman for Central Election Committee of Azerbaijan said on 18 July.
The presidential elections in Azerbaijan will be held on 15 October 2008. The description of regulations of conducting election campaign in mass media was also discussed in CEC meeting on 18 July.
According to Mammadov, the description also includes the political advertisements. The political advertisement is posting promotion materials in media to shape public opinion in favor of election program and platform. According to the spokesman, the description says that the free of charge election campaign of candidates will be conducted in only Public TV. The dissemination or printing agitation materials in private radio and TV channels or in private periodicals will be carried out voluntarily or with payment. “The free of charge air time for the election campaign in Public TV and Radio must not exceed three hours,” Mammadov said and added that the free of charge air time will be divided among the candidates by casting of lots.
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