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Other Acts P6_TA-PROV (2013)0323 (04/07/2013)

Type: Acts of the European Union: European Parliament Resolution on improving the practical arrangements for the holding of the European elections in 2014

Authority: European Authorities - European Union: European Parliament

Date: 07/04/2013

Subject: The European Parliament asks the European political parties to nominate their candidates for the Commission presidency sufficiently well in advance of the election for them to be able to mount a significant, European-wide campaign that concentrates on European issues that are based on the party platform and on the programme of their candidate for the Commission presidency; it insists that political parties at all levels adopt democratic and transparent procedures for the selection of candidates for election to the European Parliament and for the Presidency of the Commission; it calls on the national political parties to inform citizens, before and during the electoral campaign, about their affiliation with a European political party and their support for its candidate for the Commission presidency and for his or her political programme; it encourages the Member States to permit political broadcasts by the European political parties; it urges the European political parties to hold a series of public debates between the candidates nominated for the Commission presidency.

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 11 Freedom of expression - Art. 12 Political parties - Citizens’ rights - Art. 39 Right to vote at elections to the european parliament - Right to stand as candidate at elections of the european parliamentess - Universal suffrage, direct, free and secret ballot

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