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ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION TO KEEP CLOSE WATCH ON INFORMATION AHEAD OF ELECTION.

In the days prior to the 12 April election, the State Commission for the Prevention of Corruption is going to reinforce its supervision of all in formation published in the media and the information they come across in other forms and whenever they suspect corruption is work they are going to launch procedures at their own initiative, said the President of the Commission, Biljana Ivanovska, at a press conference Friday.

She said that they were going to do this in order to inspect the work of political parties and all elected and appointed officeholders.

"On the website of the State Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, the form for reporting suspected violations of the election process during the campaign for the early parliamentary election will be reactivated. Anyone having any information about violations of the provisions of the Election Code banning the use of taxpayer money from the day the election is called as well as during the election campaign will be able fill out the form," Ivanovska said.

On the website, she added, an updated web app will be set up--a register of the vehicles of state bodies, local government bodies, public enterprises and other legal entities that have state capital at their disposal--through which anyone can search for a vehicle by institution and license plate.

"Those suspecting misuse will be able to re port their suspicions to the State Commission for the Prevention of Corruption," Ivanovska said.

She urged state institutions to respect the Election Code and other laws regulating the election process as well as the good governance principles in the period ahead considering the legitimacy of the overall election process de pended on it.

"In the period following the day the election date was set and in January in particular numerous job posts have been announced. Even though this is not restricted by the Election Code it gives one reasons nevertheless to suspect that attempts are being made to sway the electorate. This is all the more so considering that some hiring procedures cannot be completed before the election is over," Ivanovska said.

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Publication:INFOMAC Daily News Service
Date:Jan 31, 2020
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