The Law on Financing of Political Entities and Election Campaigns prescribes prohibitions, restrictions and reporting obligations for the purpose of transparency in the use of public resources in the election campaign.
Article 44 of the Law prescribes a restriction on the fixed-term employment in the period from the day of the announcement of election to the election day, with the exception that this is possible solely for the purpose of ensuring the smooth and regular development and functioning of the work process of those bodies, based on the decision of the competent body of these entities and only if this is provided for in the act on the systematization of workplaces.
All decisions on employment and engagement of persons concluded during the election campaign, with complete supporting documentation, are submitted to the Agency for Prevention of Corruption within three days from the date of the decision.
An overview of employment during the campaign for the parliamentary elections scheduled for June 11, 2023 is available on the Agency's website at the link https://www.antikorupcija.me/me/analitika/jres/zaposljavanje/.
Article 44 of the Law does not prescribe restriction on employment to fill vacant positions provided for by the valid rulebook on systematization, both for a fixed and indefinite period.
The Agency reminds that the prescribed restrictions and obligations of submitting decisions on employment and engagement of persons concluded during the election campaign do not apply to state-owned companies, or companies owned by local governments.
For any additional information, subjects to the Law can contact the Department for the Control of Financing of Political Entities and Election Campaigns, by phone at 020/407-706 and by email at email@example.com.
The agency encourages citizens to contact it in case of observed irregularities and possible misuse of public resources in the election campaign.