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  Shvat 10, 5773 , 21/01/13

Certain Campaign Activities Banned After 7:00 PM

Chairman Eliyakim Rubinstein of the Central Elections Committee sent a letter to political parties and media executives, Monday, in which he reminded them that "From 7:00 p.m. on the day before the election and the entire day of the election, there will be no campaigning via gatherings, parades, loudspeakers or radio and television broadcasts. Responding to a radio station, the Supreme Court justice said that it was not illegal for candidates to appear in the media, as long as it's for news and not for campaigning, and as soon as what they say smacks of campaigning, any broadcast must stop immediately. He said it was permitted for candidates to call on the public to exercise its right to vote, as long as specific candidates or parties were not named.

On Sunday night, the former attorney general banned broadcasts and photography from the news conference in which Prime Minister and Likud Party Chairman Binyamin Netanyahu announced that he would seek the appointment of outgoing Communications and Welfare Minister Moshe Kahlon as chairman of the board of the Israel Lands Administration, ruling it a campaign event. The Likud-Beyteinu list announced, Monday morning, that it would seek a reversal of the ruling.

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