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Political pluralism and electoral campaigns

The legislative elections 2017

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Legislative elections are envisaged June 11th and 18th, 2017.

 

The CSA adopted, on April 26th, 2017, a recommendation (downloadable below) for these elections which comes to supplement its deliberation of January 4th, 2011 applicable to the services of radio and television in election time.

This recommendation applies to the whole of the services of radio and television, whatever their mode of diffusion by very proceeded of electronic communication, starting from May 1st, 2017 and until the day when the election is acquired.

Notwithstanding the provisions which precede, the present recommendation applies:

  • starting from April 23rd, 2017 with the services of radio and television of French Polynesia;
  • starting from April 30th, 2017 with the services of radio and television of the Guadeloupe, of Guyana, of Martinique, of St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, Saint Martin and Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

It does not apply to the services which, exclusively accessible by transportation route to the public online, are devoted to the electioneering propaganda of the candidates or the parties and groupings political which support them. 

 

To consult the recommendation of the CSA of April 26th, 2017 for the legislative elections of the June 11th and 18th, 2017.

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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”