Friday, May 8, 2009

Interior Ministry Announces 293 violations

The Commission for Monitoring the Elections issued its first report saying that 293 electoral violations were committed between April 14 and 28. "Violations include libel and slander (52 percent), accusations of treason (18 percent), intimidation (10 percent), provocation (5 percent), stirring sectarian feelings (5 percent) and other violations (10 percent)," the report said. Those media outlets committing the violations were not named but Minister Baroud warned that in second report this would change and the media outlets names would be submitted to the Constitutional Council. With the Constitutional Council still not up and running the ability to stop these violations remains institutionally weak.

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