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Protect proud history of peaceful elections, says Council

The Council for Responsible Political Behaviour has reminded all political parties “to protect our proud history” of peaceful and clean election campaigns.

According to a press statement from the Council issued July 19,  thus far, “the majority of Parties and candidates have maintained their respect for the Code in regard to their language and actions.” Notwithstanding this however, it stressed vigilance to ensure that the highest ethical conduct is preserved in the remainder of the election campaign.

Drawing attention to a recent National Commission for Self-Help ceremony at which only the ruling People’s National Movement’s candidates were invited to assist with the distribution of grants, the statement reported the Council  was dismayed at the “clear violation” of the Code of Ethical Political Conduct. It noted that the state institution, undertaking legitimate activities “seemingly allowing itself to become engrossed in partisan politics and politicking.”

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