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Question Value
1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Ban does not apply to foreign educative entities and foundations which can make donations for training activities.

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Candidates cannot receive any source since all sources must be channeled through political parties only

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Candidates cannot receive any source since all sources must be channeled through political parties only

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Candidates cannot receive any source since all sources must be channeled through political parties only

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 23

8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Candidates cannot receive any source since all sources must be channeled through political parties only, besides no anonymous donations must be received at all.

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter, 23

9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Reglamento de Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21

12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
    Candidates cannot receive any source since all sources must be canalized through political parties only
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

13. Is there a ban on donations from any other source?
  • CodeOther
  • Comment

    Convicts for a crime against public administration, money laundering or similar and non political civil organizations

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

14. Are there bans on state resources being used in favour or against a political party or candidate?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Some state sources can be used, as municipal installations

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 20 Bis

15. Is there a ban on state resources being given to or received by political parties or candidates (excluding regulated public funding)?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Candidates cannot receive any source since all sources must be channeled through political parties only

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party over a time period (not election specific)?
  • CodeYes, for both natural and legal persons
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

17. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party over a time period (not election specific), what is the limit?
  • Code Limit is 10% of the limit imposed on campaign expenses.
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party in relation to an election?
  • CodeYes, for both natural and legal persons
  • Comment

    Limit applies regardless if it is election year or not.

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party in relation to an election, what is the limit?
  • Code Limit is 10% of the limit imposed on campaign expenses.
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

20. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
  • CodeYes, for both natural and legal persons
  • Comment

    Candidates cannot receive any source since all sources must be channeled through political parties only

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

21. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • Code Candidates cannot receive any source since all sources must be channeled through political parties only
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

22. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
  • CodeDonation limit for private persons apply
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

23. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeSometimes
  • Comment

    In-kind donations are included in donation limit to political parties

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

24. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Candidates cannot receive any source since all sources must be channeled through political parties only.

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

25. Are there provisions regarding political parties engaging in commercial enterprises?
  • CodeSometimes
  • Comment

    Printing, communication, publishing, etc.

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

26. Are there restrictions regarding political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    Loans are not addressed in  regulations

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

27. Are there restrictions regarding candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    Loans are not addressed in  regulations

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

28. Are donors to political parties/candidates subsequently restricted from participating in public tender/public procurement processes?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment
  • Source
29. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter

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30. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, regularly provided funding
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Bis

31. If there are provisions for direct public funding to political parties, what are the eligibility criteria?
  • Code Share of votes in previous election (at least 5%)
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Bis

32. If there are provisions for direct public funding to political parties, what is the allocation calculation?
  • CodeEqual
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 220

33. If there are provisions for direct public funding to political parties, are there provisions for how it should be used ('ear marking')?
  • CodeCampaign spending | Ongoing party activities
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Bis

34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    State owned media (radio and television) and during electoral campaigns.

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 220

35. If there are provisions for political parties free or subsidized access to media, what criteria determine access allocation?
  • CodeShare of votes in preceding election
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Bis

36. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    Only to political parties

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

37. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeSpace for campaign materials | Premises for campaign meetings | Free or subsidised postage cost
  • Comment

    Use of municipal halls and other suitable venues is granted upon request. Political parties can use poles located within the public highway and other places commonly used to set up electoral propaganda.

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

38. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties related to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

39. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

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40. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Prison from 1 to 5 years

  • Source

    Código Penal, Artículo 407 C

41. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    It is an overall limit for expenses in all campaigns.

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 E Ter

42. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • Code USD $.0.50 for each registered citizen (to vote) until Dec 31st of prior year to elections.
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 E Ter

43. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

44. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend what is the limit for spending?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment
  • Source
45. Are there limits on the amount that third parties can spend on election campaign activities?
  • CodeSpending limit exists
  • Comment

    Limit is 10% of the limit imposed on campaign expenses.

  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Ter G

46. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 219

47. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 219

48. Do any other restrictions on online media advertisement (beyond limits) exist?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 219

49. IN PRACTICE: What proportion of total spending reported to the oversight agency in relation to the last campaign period was spent on media by the two presidential candidates gaining the most votes?
  • CodeNot possible to calculate
  • Comment
  • Source

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50. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 22 G, Artículo 12 de Reglamento de la Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

51. Do political parties have to report on their finances in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Quinquies

52. Do candidates have to report on their campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Quinquies

53. Do third parties have to submit financial reports on election campaigning?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 21 Quinquies

54. Do lobbying entities have to disclose information on contributions to political parties or candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source
55. IN PRACTICE: What share of political parties required to submit financial reports in relation to the last election campaign did so?
  • Code All of them should submit financial reports
  • Comment
  • Source
56. IN PRACTICE: What share of candidates required to submit financial reports in relation to the last election campaign did so?
  • Code All of them should submit financial reports through their political party
  • Comment
  • Source
57. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

58. IN PRACTICE: Have campaign finance reports submitted by political parties and/or candidates in the last election been made publicly available?
  • CodeSome submitted reports are made public
  • Comment

    PDF documents on Tribunal Supremo Electoral website

  • Source

    Tribunal Supremo Electoral website 

    http://www.tse.org.gt/index.php/informacion-electoral/auditoria-electoral
59. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Reglamento de Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 12

60. Must reports from political parties and candidates include itemized income?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Reglamento de Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 12

61. Must reports from political parties and candidates include information on itemized spending?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Reglamento de Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículo 12

62. What institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeSpecial institution
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

63. Is it specified that a particular institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeYes, institution for this purpose
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

64. If a particular institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating breaches of political finance regulations, what powers is it/they granted?
  • CodeCarry out investigation | Request additional information from potential violator | Impose sanctions
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos

65. Is it specified that a particular institution(s) is responsible for overseeing compliance with existing rules against abuse of state resources?
  • Code Yes, Tribunal Supremo Electoral
  • Comment
  • Source
66. If a particular institution is responsible for overseeing compliance with existing rules against abuse of state resources, what powers is it granted?
  • CodeRefer for investigation
  • Comment
  • Source
67. Are there provisions for conflict of interests for candidates and/or elected officials?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley de Probidad y Responsabilidad de Funcionarios y Empleados Públicos

68. Are elected officials required to submit reports regarding their finances?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    All officials are required to submit reports. Artículo 4, 5

  • Source

    Ley de Probidad y Responsabilidad de Funcionarios y Empleados PÚblicos, Artículo 4

69. Is it specified that a particular institution(s) is responsible for reviewing financial reports by elected officials?
  • CodeAuditing agency
  • Comment

    Contraloría General de Cuentas

  • Source
70. Are reporting entities required to enforce enhanced due diligence policies and procedures regarding politically exposed persons?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source
71. Is it specified that a particular institution(s) is responsible for investigate money laundering that relates to political parties, candidates and elected officials?
  • CodeAnti-corruption body
  • Comment
  • Source
72. What other institutions have a formal role in political finance oversight?
  • CodeNone
  • Comment
  • Source
73. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Prison | Deregistration of party | Suspension of political party
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral y de Partidos Políticos, Artículos  90 Bis, 91, 92, 93

74. IN PRACTICE: How many sanctions have been issued in relation to political finance regulations in the last 24 months?
  • Code 10-15 sanctions including political party cancellation and prison
  • Comment
  • Source