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Political parties to sign Electoral Code of Conduct next week

Political parties will on Wednesday next week sign the Electoral Code of Conduct.

According to Independent Electoral Commission, this will contribute to a climate that is conducive to the holding of free and fair elections.

The IEC says the elections need to take place in an atmosphere and climate of calm, peace and tolerance.

“The proclamation of the elections on 23 May 2016 triggered the application of provisions of the Electoral Code of Conduct issued in terms of the Local Government, Municipal Electoral Act 27 of 2000.”

The provision of the code is binding on political parties, their leaders, office bearers, candidates and supporters.

“The code also places a positive obligation on the leaders of political parties to counsel their members and supporters to conduct themselves in a manner that is not inimical to the code.”

 

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