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Notification: Prohibition of Campaign for the Second Phase of Second Local Government Elections

This is for kind information of the general public that 48 hoursbefore Poll Dayis the “No Campaign Period” under the Laws. It will startfrom 9:00 am of 25th of September 2016till the closure of the Pollsin all 205 Gewogs, Samdrup Jongkhar ThromdeTshogdeand 13 Dzongkhag Thromde Ngotshabs of Bumthang, Dagana, Haa, Lhuentse, Paro, Punakha, Samtse, Trashigang, Trashi Yangtse, Trongsa, Tsirang, Wangdue Phodrang and Zhemgang.

During this period no one is allowed to publish, broadcast, or transmit any item that is inthe nature of election campaign supporting or opposing any Candidate in any media. Further, no entity shall arrange, organize, conduct, undertake, introduce, release or finalize any public activity, event or decision that has potential to sway voters in favour or against a Candidate or be exploited for electoral gains.Therefore, any individual or Candidates resorting to any such unlawful acts shall be dealt as per the Laws.

The Election Commission seeks the understanding, support and fullcooperation of everyone for compliance to this order in the interest of fulfilling the noble intention of providing conducive time and space for proper reflection by the electorate and towards the aspiration of the Nation for the best choice of leaders to be elected to the Local Governments through free and fair elections.

Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan

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