Media not responsible for Kazakh presidetial candidates' statements - Election Committee
The mass media will not bear any responsibility for what the candidates for president may say in their campaign speeches, says Bakhyt Meldeshev, the secretary of the Central Elections Committee (CEC) of Kazakhstan, Interfax-Kazakhstan reported.
"I would also like to say that the directors of the mass media outlets will not be responsible for what the candidates may say during their election campaign, except the publication of materials containing ideas advocating violent change of the constitutional order, endangering the integrity of the republic, undermining the state security, inciting social, racial, ethnic, religious, class and tribal discord, the cult of cruelty and violence, or urging to create military units in conflict with the law," he said in an interview with the newspaper Kazakhstanskaya Pravda published Friday.
He also mentioned some restrictions that will apply to the election campaigns.
"No election campaign will be conducted and no advertising materials relating to the campaign be circulated by the government agencies, local authorities, as well as governmental officials, while performing their duties, officers from the armed forces, military units and the national security, law enforcement officers, judges, members of the electoral commissions and religious associations," Meldeshev said.
The registered candidates launched their election campaigns on March 3 to last till 24:00 of April 1.
The snap presidential elections in Kazakhstan are scheduled for April 3.