The law on the referendum on the Constitution does not provide for campaigning for or against the amendments, the thematic billboards and TV commercials is not propaganda, but “informing” citizens. The Secretary of the CEC, Maya Grishina told RBC.
According to her, informing of a vote involved the media and the electoral Commission.
Earlier, the participants of the “No” campaign sent a letter to the CEC, demanding to provide them with the opportunity to campaign against the amendment to the Constitution. The letter notes that on television, outdoor billboards have long is the campaign in which the Russians are urged to support the amendments. However, supporters of the protest vote still did not get the opportunity to Express their arguments and to urge citizens to vote against the amendments.
Grishin explained that the materials on billboards and on television commercials considered informational, and not propaganda. “CEC presented its information practices and will continue to inform the participants of the vote,” she added. The CEC Secretary also said that so far haven’t seen the petition.
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