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Constitutional Assembly Candidates Challenge RÚV

A group of candidates running for the Constitutional Assembly handed over a petition to director of the national state broadcaster RÚV Páll Magnússon outside RÚV’s headquarters in Reykjavík yesterday, challenging him to cover the upcoming elections more.

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Director of RÚV Páll Magnússon accepts the challenge. Photos by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

The petition, which 168 of 522 candidates signed, points out that RÚV has a legal obligation to provide general information and programs that touch upon matters concerning the country and nation and objective information about Icelandic society.

Furthermore, it is RÚV’s legal obligation to provide extensive, reliable, general and objective news coverage about domestic and foreign current affairs and provide a platform for different opinions on important issues and those that concern the public.

Magnússon accepted the challenge and promised to improve and increase the coverage of the upcoming elections, for example by running introductions of all candidates outside of regular programming.

On the news yesterday evening, RÚV went through the information booklet which introduces all candidates and the election procedure, and has been distributed to every home in the country.

A group of Constitutional Assembly candidates has also agreed to promote the importance of the upcoming elections in a joint initiative and encourage people to vote.

There are less than two weeks until election day, November 27, and it is already possible to start voting at consulates and embassies abroad, district commissioners offices around Iceland and in Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík.

Click here to read more about the Constitutional Assembly where Iceland’s constitution will be reviewed.

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