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Article 41

(1) After the expiry of the time limit for the submission of candidacies, but before these become final, the mayors shall have the obligation to establish, through an order brought to public knowledge by posting at the headquarters of the town hall, special places for the display of electoral posters, taking into account the number of candidates.

(2) The special places meant for electoral posters should be located in public places frequently visited by citizens, so that they can be used without disturbing the public traffic and the other activities in the respective localities. Beforehand, the mayors shall have the obligation to make sure that any electoral propaganda material left behind from the previous electoral campaigns are removed from the public space.

(3) The special places for electoral posters may only be used by the candidates for the office of President and by the parties that proposed them.

(4) The use of the special places for electoral posters by a candidate in such a way that it prevents another candidate from using these places shall be forbidden.

(5) The electoral posters shall be allowed in other places than those established according to paragraph (2) only with the written consent of the owners or, as the case may be, of the holders, and only by taking the measures laid down in the legislation in force on granting the citizens’ safety.

(6) Each candidate may place one, single electoral poster on an electoral board. An electoral poster placed in the locations stipulated in paragraph (1) shall not exceed the size of 500 mm x 300 mm, and that by which an electoral meeting is convened, 400 mm x 250 mm.

(7) The electoral posters combining the colors in a succession which reproduces the flag of Romania or that of another state shall be forbidden.

(8) There shall be forbidden the posting for an electoral purpose on the walls or piers of bridges, tunnels, viaducts, on the road signs, road orientation and information panels, as well as on the electronic systems of traffic regulation.

(9) The electoral propaganda actions may not affect by any means the green areas, natural reservations, and ecologically protected areas.

(10) The use of minors under the age of 16 for the distribution and placing of electoral propaganda materials shall be forbidden.

(11) After the closure of the electoral campaign there shall be forbidden the broadcasting of electoral messages in audio, video or mixed format on digital screens placed in public or private places, as well as through any specially equipped vehicles.

(12) The mayor, supported by the public order bodies, shall have the obligation to ensure the integrity of the boards, electoral posters, and of other electoral propaganda materials displayed in authorized places.

(13) The mayors may approve the installation, on the public property, by the candidates and, as the case may be, by the political parties, organizations of citizens belonging to national minorities, political alliances and electoral alliances supporting them, of provisional facilities with a view to distributing electoral propaganda materials, provided the location thereof does not entail restrictions of road or pedestrian traffic.

(14) The electoral campaign may be conducted in a state other than Romania provided the legislation in force of the respective state is observed.