CEC Fines DPS For Campaign Trail Solicitation In Foreign Language

Politics » EARLY ELECTIONS 2014 | October 15, 2014, Wednesday // 19:02| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: CEC Fines DPS For Campaign Trail Solicitation In Foreign Language Lyutvi Mestan, leader of Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Central Electoral Committee (CEC) fined the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) Lyutvi Mestan and MP Hyusein Hafsuzov for solicitation in foreign language, which is forbidden by law.

Mestan received fines for three separate occasions for solicitation in Turkish and Hafsuzov – for one. The fines vary between BGN 200 and 2000.

Hafsuzov may also be investigated for statements calling for national and ethnic confrontation, made while he was meeting supporters in Turkey.

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