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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentParties may not receive contributions from foreign governments or foreign legal entities. However, contributions from foreign individuals are not mentioned.
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2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentContributions to candidates are not regulated.
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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 data
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7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentBan does not apply to the case of public collections.??
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8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentNo explicit ban, but de facto ban since all donations must be made to the political party.

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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 data
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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 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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14. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period?
  • CodeYes, for both natural and legal persons
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    Art. 51 (Restricción a los aportes) (…) III. Ninguna donación, contribución o aporte individual podrá exceder el diez por ciento del presupuesto anual de la organización partidaria […]” “Art. 57. (Plan anual de actividades y presupuesto) Los partidos políticos formularán un plan anual de actividades a objeto de dar cumplimiento a la previsión del numeral V del Artículo 52 de la presente ley. Asimismo, elaborarán su presupuesto anual. Ambos documentos serán puestos en conocimiento de la Corte Nacional Electoral en los plazos que ella establezca.” (Source: Ley de Partidos Politicos, No. 1983)

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?
  • Code An individual contribution must not exceed 10% of the annual budget of the party
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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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    Regular limit applies

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    Art. 51 (Restricción a los aportes) (…) III. Ninguna donación, contribución o aporte individual podrá exceder el diez por ciento del presupuesto anual de la organización partidaria […]” “Art. 57. (Plan anual de actividades y presupuesto) Los partidos políticos formularán un plan anual de actividades a objeto de dar cumplimiento a la previsión del numeral V del Artículo 52 de la presente ley. Asimismo, elaborarán su presupuesto anual. Ambos documentos serán puestos en conocimiento de la Corte Nacional Electoral en los plazos que ella establezca.” (Source: Ley de Partidos Politicos, No. 1983)

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?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentDirect public funding was abolished in 2008.
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeShare of votes in previous election | Not applicable
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeNot applicable
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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
  • CommentState media must grant free and equal air time with the same schedule to all political organizations and alliances in all electoral processes.
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33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeOther
  • CommentDetermined by El Tribunal Supremo Electoral
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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Only to political parties

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35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeTax relief
  • CommentPolitical parties are partly tax exempt.
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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?
  • CodeYes
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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
  • CommentThe ?Unidad T?cnica de Fiscalizaci?n? within the EMB.
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeYes, ministry | Yes, auditing agency
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    Several institutions have a role in administrative (“Tribunal SupremoElectoral”) and penal investigations, essentially (Ministry of Transparency and FightAgainst Corruption – Financial Investigation Unit- and Public Attorney).

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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 | Loss of nomination of candidate | Suspension of political party | Other
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    Public officials who engage in coercion lose right to participate in any public office, and parties not submitting reports may be suspended from participating in elections.?

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