Polls, media and the law in the Federal Republic of Germany

Date of publication: June 15, 1980

Author: Walter Rudolf


The German Law on the European Election does not contain any provisions concerning the publication of results from surveys conducted among voters during the European Parliament election in June 1979. The national laws in Europe vary considerably. While in Great Britain and in the Netherlands publication of voter surveys even on election day is common practice, France has prohibited the publication of election forecasts based on opinion polls 14 days prior to the election.

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