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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentNo ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates is mentioned in law.
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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
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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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    There is no mention of a ban on donations from corporation with government contracts or partial government ownership to candidates in law

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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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    There is no mention of a ban on donations from corporation with government contracts or partial government ownership to candidates in law

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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
  • CommentPublic authorities must not participate in campaigns.
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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
  • CommentThere is no limit on the amount that can be contributed to a political party in relation to an election in law.
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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, both regularly and in relation to campaigns
  • CommentThe grants are given to political parties only on proof of payment of their bond.
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeShare of seats in previous election | Number of candidates nominated
  • CommentOngoing funding: Given to political parties which are represented in Parliament by at least one MP and one Senator.Campaign funding is only available to political parties that present candidates in at least 5 provinces, at least 20/10/20 candidates in legislative, senatorial and local elections respectively.
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • Code

    Determined by regulation

  • CommentThe amount and terms of payment of campaign's grants are decided by way of regulations.
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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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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
  • CommentLocations are given to political parties or candidates for campaign materials such as posters.
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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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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?
  • CodeNo
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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?
  • CodeNo
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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?
  • CodeMinistry
  • CommentMinister of Interior and Minister of the Budget.
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeNo institution specified
  • CommentNo institution is mentioned to be responsible for investigating breaches of political finance regulations.
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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 | Prison
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