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Polls on legislative elections to be banned from release

The results of any opinion polls related to the Jan. 12 legislative elections will be barred from being covered, disseminated, commented on, or cited, effective Jan. 2, the Central Election Commission said Monday.
The CEC made the announcement in line with the Public Officials Election and Recall Law, which forbids local political parties or anyone else from publishing any survey results about the legislative election within 10 days of the polling day, the officials said.
Violators will face fines of between NT$500,000 (US$15,384) and NT$5 million, the CEC officials noted.
They said the CEC will also publish the list of qualified legislative candidates on Jan. 1 and election campaigns will officially kick off on Jan. 2.
In addition, the CEC will invite indigenous legislative candidates to spell out their platforms on the Taiwan Indigenous TV channel at 10 a.m. Jan. 2-3.
The CEC will also air videos aimed at promoting the platforms of 12 political parties on five terrestrial TV stations between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jan. 7-11, CEC officials said.

Updated : 2021-05-16 12:20 GMT+08:00