Translation with SYSTRAN Links

Political pluralism and electoral campaigns

Political pluralism and electoral campaigns

The principle of pluralism indicates a constitutional objective tending to ensure a representation of the various sociocultural currents of expression. The Constitutional council estimated in 1986 then in 1989 that “ the respect of pluralism is one of the conditions of the democracy ” and that, more largely, pluralism “ constitutes the base of the democracy ”.

In these circumstances, the legislator endeavoured to implement this constitutional requirement. The law of September 30th, 1986 envisages thus that the Council “ ensures the respect of the pluralist expression of the currents of thought and opinion in the programs of the services of radio and television, in particular for the political and general data transmission ”.

 

 

Consult also the topic devoted to the freedom of the audio-visual mediums and the regulation on the Key site of the audio-visual one

Learn more

Key dates

  • 1955 - First broadcast simultaneously on radio and TV official countryside at the time of the legislative elections

  • 1965 - First broadcast simultaneously on radio and TV official countryside for the presidential election

  • November 12th, 1969 - Adoption by the Board of directors of the ORTF of a directive which poses the principle of a pluralist access to the antenna

  • 1982 - Creation of the High ranking authority of the audio-visual communication (HACA)

  • 2000 - Definition by the Superior council of audio-visual of the “principle of reference as regards pluralism”