Equatorial Guinea

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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    (Source: IDEA 2016)

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?
  • CodeYes
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    No direct ban, but de facto ban through requirement to declare the donation received by political parties to the Minister of Interior with the indication of the donors.

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    IDEA 2016

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?
  • CodeYes
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    State officials must be neutral and not interfere with party activities. State security and armed forces personnel must not be members of political parties or participate in election campaigns. 

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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?
  • CodeNo data
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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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    There is however a limit on the total amount that a party can receive over a period of time.

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    IDEA 2016

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?
  • CodeNo data
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    There seems to be a public funding system, however not enough information is currently available. 

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    https://www.state.gov/reports/2017-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/equatorial-guinea/ 

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeNo data
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeEqual
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    Art 6, 'The Government and the Political Parties agree on the equality of conditions of the political parties in the access to the social communication media (Press, Radio and Television) owned by the State in the following terms: a) In 'non-ELECTORAL PERIOD', each political party will have weekly ten minutes to broadcast free of charge, notices and announcements, on the Radio and National Television Broadcasters. b) In 'ELECTORAL PERIOD', each political party will have weekly, also free of charge, a space of 60 minutes to disseminate their ideological postulates, political programs and electoral platforms on National Radio of Equatorial Guinea, and 30 minutes on Equatorial Guinea's Television.

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    Source: IDEA 2016

31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeNo data
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Source: IDEA 2016

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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    Source: IDEA 2016

35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeTax relief
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    Also, political parties are exempt from customs duties

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    Source: IDEA 2016

36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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37. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeNo data
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39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeNo data
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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 data
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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?
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48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo data
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49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo data
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50. Do third parties have to report on election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo data
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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 data
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53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
  • CodeNo data
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54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
  • CodeNo data
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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?
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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?
  • CodeNo data
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