Russia observes pre-election silence day on Saturday

Itar Tass
Saturday 7th September, 2013

MOSCOW, September 7 (Itar-Tass) – Saturday, September 7 is pre-election silence day in Russia. Voting is due on Sunday in most regions. The election law bans any electioneering during the last twenty four hours before the polling stations open in the morning. The ban applies to rallies and statements by parties and candidates. Election posters and billboards may stay in place on the condition they are no nearer than 50 meters to the doors of polling stations, which will close at 20:00 local times. The ban on electioneering on the eve of elections exists in many countries. Its purpose is to g…

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