ECAP punishes political entities for campaign violations, fines amount to 121 thousand euros – Latest News
134 complaints have been lodged regarding the election silence and election day, reports Zeri.info.
This was announced by the Election Complaints and Appeals Panel.
According to the ECAP, complaints were filed by individuals, political entities, candidates for MPs, citizens and observers.
“Regarding the above-mentioned complaints, the ECAP has imposed fines on political entities in the total amount of: 121,250.00 €, due to non-compliance with the Code of Conduct”, it is stated in the notification of the ECAP.
ECAP announces that a fine of 42 thousand and 500 euros has been imposed on PDK, LVV 37 thousand and 500 euros, LDK 22 thousand euros, AAK 16 thousand and 250 euros, Nisma 2 thousand euros and the Serbian List was fined 1 thousand euros.
Notice regarding the complaints decided by the ECAP regarding the breaking of the electoral silence and the voting day of the Early Elections for the Assembly of Kosovo dated 14 February 2021
The Election Complaints and Appeals Panel – ECAP, in the sessions held on 14, 15 and 16 February 2021, has reviewed and decided 134 complaints regarding the breaking of the election silence and the election day.
Complaints were filed by individuals, political entities, candidates for MPs, organizations, members of Municipal Election Commissions, members of Polling Station Councils, citizens, observers, etc.
Out of 138 complaints reviewed, the Panel decided to accept as grounded 117 complaints, rejected 7 complaints as ungrounded, rejected 11 complaints as inadmissible, rejected 2 complaints as out of time, and 1 the complaint is withdrawn.
Regarding the above-mentioned complaints, ECAP has imposed fines on political entities in the total amount of € 121,250.00, due to non-compliance with the Code of Conduct. The nature of the complaints filed were: Electoral silence, breaking the electoral silence on election day – to vote for a particular political entity, calling for the vote of several candidates through newspaper portals, distributing or posting some photos of electoral activity on networks social media like Facebook, calling to vote through the social network Facebook, campaigning 100m by car near the polling station, distributing SMS for voting to citizens, placing banners with photos of candidates near the school, placing posters of candidates in Voting Center yard, campaigning on election day, etc.
Political entities have been fined as follows:
Fines in the amount of: 42,500.00 € were imposed on the political entity PDK;
Fines in the amount of: 37,500.00 € were imposed on the political entity LVV
Fines in the amount of: 22,000.00 € were imposed on the political entity LDK;
Fines in the amount of: 16,250.00 € were imposed on the political entity AAK;
Fines in the amount of € 2,000.00 were imposed on the political entity NISMA;
Fines in the amount of € 1,000.00 were imposed on the political entity Lista Srpska.
Finally we inform you that there are 10 complaints which have not yet been decided for procedural reasons and the same will be decided on Thursday, February 18, 2021.