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Macau considers banning election polls to avoid influencing voting behavior

Macau authorities are considering criminalizing the publication of election polls to prevent any potential influence on voting intention.

The proposed revision of the electoral law, currently open for public consultation, aims to address concerns about the impact of poll results on elections.

During a public consultation session, the Director of the Department of Justice Affairs (DSAJ), Leong Weng In, highlighted the potential influence of poll results on voting intention.

The existing election law already prohibits the release of public opinion poll results on candidates and deputies from the start of the campaign until the day after the vote.

The proposed . . .

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