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Article 4
 

Appointment and duties of the liaison officer

1. The administration of the Council of Ministers and of the Prime Minister’s Office, any ministry, the Prefect’s office and municipalities have the obligation, no later than 24 hours after the setting of the election date, to appoint a liaison officer responsible for the exchange of information with the CEC on activities that are related to the administration or conduct of free, fair and democratic elections.

2. A written notice of the appointment, including the liaison officer’s name, position or title, office address, as well as telephone and facsimile numbers is to be provided to the CEC concurrently with the appointment. If any of these institutions fails to appoint a liaison officer in accordance with the requirements of and within the time set in this article, then the head of the respective institution shall be deemed to have taken the function of the liaison officer.

3. The liaison officer is required to provide the CEC with complete written information on orders of the head of the institution for every activity that might affect or damage the administration or conduct of free, fair, democratic and transparent elections. This information shall be provided in writing to the CEC no later than 10 days before the activity is scheduled to begin.

4. The liaison officer is to have access to the highest level of the institution for the purpose of exchanging information with the CEC.

5. If the CEC determines that the activity of the institution is likely to damage or obstruct the administration or conduct of free, fair, democratic and transparent elections, then the CEC shall inform in writing the appropriate liaison officer no later than 5 days before the activity is scheduled to begin.