OPORA is alert: first "bloopers" of the campaign 2014

12 April 2014 08:41  21365880 066711
OPORA is alert: first "bloopers" of the campaign 2014

On 9 and 10 of April, campaign billboards for the presidential candidate Oleg Lyashko appeared on the main streets of the regional center of Transcarpathia. These billboards do not contain background data, in particular - the customer and circulation of the campaign materials, the NGO OPORA reported.

According to Article 58 of Part 1 of paragraph 6 of the Law "On Elections of the President of Ukraine," one of the forms of campaigning is "placing of printed campaign materials or political advertising on outdoor advertising media."

According to Article 59 of Part 3 of the same Law, "Printed campaign materials shall include information about the printing institution or indication that printing was carried out using equipment of a candidate for President of Ukraine or the party that nominated the candidate for President of Ukraine, their circulation, information on persons responsible for the issuance, and customer for the related materials."

Representative of advertising agency "Prime" Irina Nimchenko in her comments to OPORA noted that according to the contract, it is the customer that shall be responsible for the content of the materials.

However, she said that electronic layouts submitted to the agency contained the background data of the campaign materials. If posters in Uzhgorod really do not contain them, then this information will be added soon.

Representative of the Oleg Lyashko camaign headquarters Yevhen Shayan also noted that the layouts submitted to the advertising agency contained the background. And if it is not on billboards, then it is the fault of those who set up the posters. Mr. Yeven promised to deal with the situation in Uzhgorod. 

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