Sunday, December 2, 2007

ECB and BBSC to conduct public debates for NC candidates

Source: BBS
November 30: The Election Commission of Bhutan and the Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation will be conducting public debates for the National Council election.

According to the strategy for the implementation of the provisions related to Election Advertising, the candidates nominated from gewogs for the National Council elections shall participate in one public debate conducted jointly by the BBSC and Election Commission.

Each candidate will get five minutes to make a statement. The rest of the candidates can ask the speaker one question or make an observation.

Each speaker will get five minutes to respond. Local cable network shall be directed to re-broadcast the recorded debates at least two times a day at hours specified by the Media Arbitrator till the campaign period ends.

The Election Commission says the debates will also be aired on radio. The debates will be broadcast on BBS TV starting from December 8.

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