Guidelines on the conduct of ministers, ministers of state, exempt staff and public servants during an election: CP22-125/2015E-PDF

The conventional restriction limiting the extent to which the Government should exercise its authority applies whether it has lost a vote of confidence in the House, whether the Prime Minister has asked for dissolution on his or her own initiative, or whether Parliament has been dissolved in advance of an election date set by legislation. It also applies to the outgoing government during any post-election transition to a successor government. This caretaker period begins when the Government has lost a vote of non-confidence or Parliament has been dissolved. It ends when a new government is sworn in, or when an election result returning an incumbent government is clear.

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Title Guidelines on the conduct of ministers, ministers of state, exempt staff and public servants during an election
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note "August 2015." Title from caption. Issued also in French under title: Lignes directrices régissant la conduite des ministres, ministres d’état, membres du personnel exonéré et fonctionnaires en période électorale.
Date 2015.
Number of Pages [8] p.
Catalogue Number
  • CP22-125/2015E-PDF
Subject Terms Elections, Ministers, Guidelines