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The Institute for Public Environment Development with a new project on local elections

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In May 2011 the Institute for Public Environment Development starts the project “Mobilization of the institutions and the civil resources for fair and free election process in 8 Bulgarian municipalities with high risk levels” .

The project includes the following main activities:
  • Identifying of Bulgarian municipalities where a real risk of their capturing by criminal networks and economic lobbies, as well as increased risk of corrupting the election process through vote buying, controlled vote and manipulations exist;
  • Mobilization of the state institutions for actual implementation of prevention and protection against distortion of the election process;
  • Support for the civil pressure groups and NGOs in the municipalities for holding of an internet and on terrain campaign against vote buying and controlled vote
  • Cooperation with national and regional media for the preparation of publications and movies about the risks in the municipalities; analyzing the pre-election process and focusing the people’s attention on the criminal networks and economic lobbies aiming to capture the local authorities.
The project is funded by the “America for Bulgaria” Foundation.