The candidates participating in the municipal elections scheduled for October 6, 2006 will not be created opportunities for free agitation in mass media, the chairman of the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan (CEC) Mazahir Panahov told Trend.
He noted that according to the Electoral Codex of Azerbaijan, all members of political parties and blocks participating in the municipal elections are allowed to hold free propaganda campaign in mass media (televisions and newspapers). However, the candidates of the municipal elections scheduled for October 6 will not be presented such opportunities. Because there are more than 2700 municipalities in the country. And the elections will be held over 604 municipalities. Therefore, such difficulties will emerge in these elections, Panahov emphasized.