ONPE: What is non-electoral space and who benefits from it? | News

The National Office for Electoral Operations (ONPE) has provided a broader scope on what non-electoral space in the media is, as well as its purpose and benefits. Find out in the next note what it's all about.

Non-electoral space is a A right granted by the Political Organizations Law to political parties and electoral alliances that have gained representation in Congress Republic in the last elections. This space gives them the opportunity to disseminate their proposals in a fair and transparent manner, thus strengthening the democratic process in the country.

ONPE's Director of Electoral Regulations, Carina Rivera Bustamante, explained Space is a benefit given to political organizations so that they can present their proposals And the approach in the mentioned period.

this Space is suspended when elections are called It begins through the Supreme Decree calling for these general, regional and municipal elections, and ends (the suspension) when the National Elections Arbitration Committee, through the decision it publishes in the Peruano, completes these processes.“Added Rivera Bustamante.

According to the regulations on financing and supervision of party funds, Proposals and approaches must be disseminated through videos and audio recordings recorded by the political parties themselves. The duration of its broadcast may not exceed five minutes on the specified day and time, taking into account the provisions of the Political Organizations Law.

Thus, this advantage was granted to the following political organizations: Together for Peru, Democratic Party We Peru, National Political Party Peru Libre, Purple Party, Popular Force, Alliance for Progress, Avanza Pais Social Integration Party, Popular Renewal, Podemos Peru, Popular Action..

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ONPE reported that so far, Only the political organization Partido Democrático Somos Perú used the non-electoral space in January to publish their proposals.Those political parties that have not yet submitted their advertisements can do so from March. It will also be announced and each of them informed of the maximum period during which they can present their efforts.Rivera Bustamante said.

He also highlighted that The content of recordings must comply with certain provisionssuch as prohibiting the inclusion of the use of logos, models and slogans associated with state entities, as well as references to government plans, candidates or events affecting public order.

In these recordings made by political parties to hand over to ONPE It is mainly assessed as having no electoral purposes, because this is the non-electoral space. It has also been verified that there is no type of discrimination in these spots or any violation of morals. It was also verified that there is no social or political incident affecting public tranquility or the constitutional order.“he added.

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