Polls to maintain code of conduct

Date: June 29, 2011
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 Name of the story:Polls to mantain code of conduct

 Name of the journalist:Bongiwe Zihlangu

Name of the publication:Sunday Express

Date:5-11 June 2011





Gem classification:Gender aware

Maseru-Political parties have proposed that this year ‘s local goverment polls adopt the code of conduct used   for the national elections   to ensure uniformaty.This is according to a list of proposed laws released on Wednesday by the Lesotho political parties’law committee on the development local goverment elections regulations.

The committee was established to provide legal advice to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on the development of regulations for the local government elections.Part of its  mandate was to come up with a new code of conduct for the local government elections which are scheduled 10 September.

The committee however said after much deliberation it had decided to adopt the code of conduct for the national assembly elections .The code of conduct for national assembly elections dictates that political parties should not engage in bribery and vote- buying.  

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