Malé, Maldives – Malé City Council has stated that political parties will have to obtain permission from the city council to display posters and banners for their campaigns.
The council said in a statement that requests can be made by those seeking permission to display and hold posters and banners on the streets and public places of the city to promote a candidate for next year’s presidential election.
The council said it was prohibited to do so without permission.
Council also stated that if an advertisement or banner is displayed on the streets and public places without the permission of the council, the person who holds or continues to hold such advertisement or banner will be fined MVR 1,000 per day.
“If such advertisement or banner is placed without the permission of the City Council, such advertisement and banners will be removed immediately under the supervision of this council. The council will not be responsible for the removal of banners and advertisements displayed on the streets and public places without the permission of the council,” Malé City Council stated.