On April 17 National Commission on Television and Radio (NCTR) released the preliminary data on monitoring the ensuring by Armenian TV and radio companies of equal conditions for parties/bloc and candidates running in the election to RA National Assembly by proportional or majoritarian systems. As it has been reported, the NCTR administers the monitoring in compliance with RA Electoral Code; the study results are to be published and presented to the Central Electoral Commission on the 10th and 20th days of pre-election promotion, e.g. on April 17 and 27, 2012, as well as two days before of the announcement of the official ballot results – before May 11, 2012 (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, March 16-22, 2012).
The report of the regulatory body presents the quantitative data for the first week of pre-election promotion (April 8-14, 2012): the overall volume of airtime, allocated to parties/bloc and majoritarian candidates in the programs of TV and radio companies, as well as the paid and free airtime, provided by broadcasters for pre-election promotion of parties/bloc and candidates. Besides, the NCTR report stresses that within the studied period the TV and radio companies have made no violation of the pre-election promotion procedure, defined by the Electoral Code.
The NCTR report for April 8-14, 2012 (in Armenian) is available at http://www.tvradio.am/uploads/0814.pdf.