Ethiopia

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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Any donation received from foreign interest shall be confiscated and the party will be required to give the donation and all documentation to the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia within 21 days.

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     The Revised Political Parties Registration No. 573/2008

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentLaw does not regulate donations from foreign interests to candidates.
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3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    The law prohibits donations or grants from welfare organizations or non-govermental organization

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6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentCampaigning cannot take place at government/public institutions (during working hours).
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14. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period?
  • CodeNo
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15. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
  • CodeNo
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17. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
  • CodeNo
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19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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20. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?

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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, regularly
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeRepresentation in elected body
  • CommentFunding is only available to political parties with representation in the Federal or Regional councils.
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeProportional to seats received
  • CommentProportional to seats won in the Federal and Regional Councils.
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeCampaign spending | Ongoing party activities
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    The support given? by government to political parties is used to conduct day to day activities of the political party and for purposes of elections

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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Candidates are entiled to get free access to a free airtime on state owned media

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33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeEqual
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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeYes
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35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeYes | State institutions may produce campaign materials if so desired by a party
  • CommentState institutions may produce campaign materials if so desired by a party. Parties are also exempt from income tax and does not pay income tax for its employees.
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36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentOne of the requirements for government support is apportionment on the basis of the number of female candidates nominated by the political parties.
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37. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
  • CodeNo
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38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeYes
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39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeNo
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40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
  • CodeNo
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42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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43. Are there limits on the amount that third parties can spend on election campaign activities?
44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
46. Do any other restrictions on online media advertisement (beyond limits) exist?

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47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
  • CodeYes
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48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentPolitical parties that receives financial support from the government shall submit a report within three months of the announcement of the election result.
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49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
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50. Do third parties have to report on election campaign finances?
51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
  • CodeNo
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeYes
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53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeEMB
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeAuditing agency
  • CommentThe Federal Auditor General audits the use of public funds.
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57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Forfeiture | Loss of public funding | Deregistration of party | Suspension of political party
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