Party political broadcast
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A party political broadcast (also known, in pre-election campaigning periods, as a party election broadcast) is a television or radio broadcast made by a political party.
In the United Kingdom the Communications Act 2003 prohibits political advertising on television or radio; parties are instead allocated broadcast slots (usually around five minutes long) free of charge on broadcast channels using a formula set by Parliament.
A similar format exists in the Republic of Ireland, though for smaller parties, because a greater number of them are represented in the Dáil, their allocated time may be as little as one or two minutes each.
- Canada Elections Act – includes provisions for free-time election broadcasts (in addition to paid advertising) during Canadian federal elections
- Zendtijd voor Politieke Partijen – in the Netherlands
- Cadena nacional – in Latin and South American countries
- "BCAP code". Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP). Retrieved 6 January 2014.
- "BCAP Code". Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP). Retrieved 6 January 2014.
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