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Article 152

(49th Article of Law 2839, amended on 10 June 1983.)

Those who provide or promise to provide to one or more voters benefits, valuables, public, private positions, services and benefits in exchange for voting for him/her are sentenced to prison terms for one year to three years. This provision is applied even if such benefits promised or provided consists of the travel, food and beverage expenses of voters.

A voter who has accepted above written benefits or promises is also punished with the same penalties.

Penalties are doubled for those who have committed these offences by using violence, threat or coercion.