SEC Members to Return or Donate Bonus Salaries

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Members of the State Election Commission (SEC) held a session where they underlined the decision for bonus salaries during the elections for SEC members, the expert service and other hired people is legal and based on Article 19 of the Election Code. They stress that since the opening of elections until their conclusion there is no working hours that apply to them, no holidays or weekends. The decision, according to them, is fully justified as in certain circumstances their lives were threatened. At the session a conclusion was adopted that everyone should make individual decision whether to return the four bonus salaries after the pressure from the public. SEC members, noting they have earned the salaries, stated they would still either return the money or donate them

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