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Campaigning begins in France for the 161 candidate lists

Text by FRANCE 24 (with wires)

Latest update : 2009-05-25

The official campaign for the European elections commenced Monday, with the actual vote taking place on June 7. France has put forth 161 candidate lists, still awaiting official confirmation.

The official campaign for the European elections commenced Monday, with the actual vote taking place on June 7. France has put forth 161 candidate lists, still awaiting official confirmation.


The French audiovisual advisory committee (French acronym: CSA) has called for a media blackout on election coverage on June 6 until voting is completed.

Candidates are allocated a fixed bloc of time for media coverage. Parties represented in the parliament get two hours, with unrepresented parties getting 20 minutes. The PRG, a French political party not represented on the European election lists, said it intends to use their 20 minutes to denounce the unfair “hegemony” on the part of the centre-right UMP and leftist PS parties.
 

Date created : 2009-05-25

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