An NGO demanded that the National Electoral Council of Venezuela demand equity in advertising from the media

Súmate urged the CNE to fulfill its role as arbitrator that guarantees compliance with the Constitution and the laws during the campaign (EFE / Ronald Peña / Archivo)

The NGO of Venezuela Join he urged this Monday to National Electoral Council (CNE) a that fulfills its role as arbiter guarantor of compliance with the Constitution and the laws during the campaign for the regional and local elections of November 21 in the media, with the fair distribution of advertising and information time for candidates.

Súmate’s request was made after the president of the CNE, Pedro Calzadilla, recognize “imbalances”In the exposition of candidates and party propaganda broadcast by television channels, and he will ensure that he drew the attention of those responsible.

Faced with this situation, Súmate recalled the obligation to comply with article 81 of the Organic Law of Electoral Processes, which states that the media should give a balanced coverage and “without distorting reality” of the Bell.

The president of the National Electoral Council of Venezuela, Pedro Calzadilla (EFE / Miguel Gutiérrez / File)
The president of the National Electoral Council of Venezuela, Pedro Calzadilla (EFE / Miguel Gutiérrez / File)

The public and private media will provide complete and balanced information coverage of the related information and without misrepresenting the reality of the campaign.”, Reads the norm contained in said article.

In addition, he adds that “To this end, they will observe a rigorous balance in terms of the time and space devoted to the information related to the activities carried out by the candidates.”.

Given the inequality recognized by Calzadilla, Súmate recalled that the CNE must demand from media managers “balanced coverage and equal access to all candidates and parties who support them during the electoral campaign ”that began last Thursday and will last until November 18.

In the elections on the 21st, a total of 3,082 positions will be elected, distributed in 23 governors, 335 mayors, 253 legislators to the Legislative Councils and 2,471 councilors.

(With information from EFE)

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