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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Loi No. 07/96 du 12 mars 1996, portant Dispositions Communes à toutes les élections Politiques République Gabonaise

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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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?
  • CodeNo
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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?
  • CodeNo
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8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 139, 'Any administrative authority that, in any way, participated in the election propaganda is punishable by a fine of 100,000 to 1,000,000 CFA francs, without prejudice to the disciplinary sanctions provided by the general public service, on violations of the obligation of reserve.'

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    Loi No. 07/96 du 12 mars 1996, portant Dispositions Communes à toutes les élections Politiques République Gabonaise

14. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period?
  • CodeNo data
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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?
  • CodeNo data
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16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
  • CodeNo data
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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?
  • CodeNo data
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18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
  • CodeNo data
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19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • CodeNo data
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20. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
  • CodeNo data
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21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
  • CodeNo data
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24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo data
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25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo data
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26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
  • CodeNo data
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27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?
  • CodeNo data
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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, both regularly provided funding and in relation to campaigns
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    Loi No. 07/96 du 12 mars 1996, portant Dispositions Communes à toutes les élections Politiques République Gabonaise

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • Code Other
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    The grants are given to political parties only on proof of payment of their bond.

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    Loi No. 07/96 du 12 mars 1996, portant Dispositions Communes à toutes les élections Politiques République Gabonaise

30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeEqual
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    Article 52 'In accordance with Article 34 of Organic Law No. 14/91 of 24 March 1992, the National Communication Council divides air time equally among the various political parties or candidates in the manner that it sets in due course.'Article 60 'Services and public communication companies provide public service ... They also provide equitable treatment to all parties and associations recognized ...'

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    Loi No. 07/2001 portant Code de la Communication Audiovisuelle, Cinematographique et Ecrite

31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeNo
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Loi No. 07/96 du 12 mars 1996, portant Dispositions Communes à toutes les élections Politiques République Gabonaise

33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeYes
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    Loi No. 07/96 du 12 mars 1996, portant Dispositions Communes à toutes les élections Politiques République Gabonaise

35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeSpace for campaign materials
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    Provisions are given to political parties or candidates for campaign materials such as location for posters.

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    Loi No. 07/96 du 12 mars 1996, portant Dispositions Communes à toutes les élections Politiques République Gabonaise

36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeNo
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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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    Article 143 'Is liable to imprisonment from three to twenty-four months and punished with a fine from 100,000 to 1,000,000 CFA francs, anyone on the polling place or in their immediate vicinity, has by any means a pressure on one or more constituents to influence their vote, to get their vote or to prevent the manifestation of it.'

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    Loi No. 07/96 du 12 mars 1996, portant Dispositions Communes à toutes les élections Politiques République Gabonaise

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?
  • CodeNo data
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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?
  • CodeNo data
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43. Are there limits on the amount that third parties can spend on election campaign activities?
  • CodeNo data
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44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo data
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45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo data
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46. Do any other restrictions on online media advertisement (beyond limits) exist?
  • CodeNo data
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47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
  • CodeNo data
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48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 28 'Every political party shall: - Keep proper accounts and an inventory of its movable and immovable property; - Present an annual account to the Minister of the Interior and the Minister for the Budget'

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     Loi No. 24/96 du 6 juin 1996 relative aux Partis Politiques

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?
  • CodeNo
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51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
  • CodeNo data
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeNo
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53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
  • CodeNo
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54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
  • CodeNo
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55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeNo data
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57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeNo data
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58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Prison
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    Article 139, 'Any administrative authority that, in any way, participated in the election propaganda is punishable by a fine of 100,000 to 1,000,000 CFA francs, without prejudice to the disciplinary sanctions provided by the general public service, on violations of the obligation of reserve.'Article 143 'Is liable to imprisonment from three to twenty-four months and punished with a fine from 100,000 to 1,000,000 CFA francs, anyone on the polling place or in their immediate vicinity, has by any means a pressure on one or more constituents to influence their vote, to get their vote or to prevent the manifestation of it.'

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    Loi No. 07/96 du 12 mars 1996, portant Dispositions Communes à toutes les élections Politiques République Gabonaise

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