Republic of The Congo (Brazzaville)

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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 34: Political parties and political groups are prohibited from receiving foreign public or private persons, enterprises, churches or religious denominations, gifts, legacies and gifts.
    Source Law No. 21, 2006

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 34: Political parties and political groups are prohibited from receiving foreign public or private persons, enterprises, churches or religious denominations, gifts, legacies and gifts.
    Source Law No. 21, 2006

4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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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
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    Article 33: 'Political parties or groups may receive donations, legacies and gifts which must be declared to the Ministry of Territorial Administration, mentioning the authors, the nature and value of the donations , legacies and gifts.' Source Law No. 21, 2006

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
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10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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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 128:
    Any administrative authority that has in any way participated in electoral propaganda is punishable by a fine of 100,000 CFA francs, without prejudice to the disciplinary sanctions provided by the General Statute of the Civil Service for breaches of the obligation to Reserve.

    Source Law of 24 November 2001 on the electoral law in the Republic of Congo

14. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period?
  • CodeYes, for natural persons
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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?
  • Code Donations, legacies and donations can not exceed a thousand times the minimum wage
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    Article 33: Political parties or groups may receive donations, legacies and gifts which must be declared to the Ministry of Territorial Administration, mentioning the authors, the nature and value of the donations , legacies and gifts.

    Donations, legacies and donations can not exceed a thousand times the minimum wage
    inter-professional guaranteed, by donation per year and by natural or legal person.

    Source Law No. 21, 2006

16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
  • CodeNo
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    Article 33: Political parties or groups may receive donations, legacies and gifts which must be declared to the Ministry of Territorial Administration, mentioning the authors, the nature and value of the donations , legacies and gifts.

    Donations, legacies and donations can not exceed a thousand times the minimum wage
    inter-professional guaranteed, by donation per year and by natural or legal person.

    Source Law No. 21, 2006

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 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?
  • CodeNot applicable
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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?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 33: Political parties or groups may receive donations, legacies and gifts which must be declared to the Ministry of Territorial Administration, mentioning the authors, the nature and value of the donations , legacies and gifts.

    Donations, legacies and donations can not exceed a thousand times the minimum wage
    inter-professional guaranteed, by donation per year and by natural or legal person.

    Source Law No. 21, 2006

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?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 24: The patrimony of the political parties is used exclusively for the purpose of carrying out the tasks and the objectives envisaged by their statutes and their programs.

    Source Law No. 21, 2006

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, regularly provided funding
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    Article 28: The state subsidy is allocated proportionally:
    - political parties or groups represented in parliament. It is calculated according to the number of deputies or senators who belong or declare themselves
    attach to a beneficiary political formation or group. Each Member or Senator can only be registered for a party; - political parties or political groups not represented in parliament that have submitted candidates in more than half of the electoral constituencies and obtained at least 5% of votes cast in all constituencies; - parties or political groups not represented in Parliament, or having not obtained at least 5% of votes cast in all constituencies, but having obtained elected representatives in more than half of the county councils.

    Source Law No. 21, 2006

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeRepresentation in elected body | Share of votes in previous election | Share of seats in previous election
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    Article 28: The state subsidy is allocated proportionally:
    - political parties or groups represented in parliament. It is calculated according to the number of deputies or senators who belong or declare themselves
    attach to a beneficiary political formation or group. Each Member or Senator can only be registered for a party; - political parties or political groups not represented in parliament that have submitted candidates in more than half of the electoral constituencies and obtained at least 5% of votes cast in all constituencies; - parties or political groups not represented in Parliament, or having not obtained at least 5% of votes cast in all constituencies, but having obtained elected representatives in more than half of the county councils.

    Source Law No. 21, 2006

30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeNo data
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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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    Article 36: The provisions of the Law on Pluralism in Public Audiovisual are applicable to electoral propaganda. The provisions of the Freedom of Information and Communication Act are also applicable to electoral propaganda. Article 38: Election-propaganda broadcasts are those that allow a candidate or a candidate on the same list to present themselves and their main arguments. Article 39: During the election period, the propaganda of the candidates or lists of candidates is allowed on state radio and television. Article 40: The candidate or the head of the list of candidates may at any time exercise the right of reply in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Pluralism in the Public Broadcasting. Article 41: The management of the mass media is obliged to broadcast the answer without any additions or deletions as soon as possible and before the end of the election campaign.

    Source Law No. 21, 2006

33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeEqual | Other
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    Article 36: The provisions of the Law on Pluralism in Public Audiovisual are applicable to electoral propaganda. The provisions of the Freedom of Information and Communication Act are also applicable to electoral propaganda. Article 38: Election-propaganda broadcasts are those that allow a candidate or a candidate on the same list to present themselves and their main arguments. Article 39: During the election period, the propaganda of the candidates or lists of candidates is allowed on state radio and television. Article 40: The candidate or the head of the list of candidates may at any time exercise the right of reply in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Pluralism in the Public Broadcasting. Article 41: The management of the mass media is obliged to broadcast the answer without any additions or deletions as soon as possible and before the end of the election campaign.

    Source Law No. 21, 2006

34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 36: The provisions of the Law on Pluralism in Public Audiovisual are applicable to electoral propaganda. The provisions of the Freedom of Information and Communication Act are also applicable to electoral propaganda. Article 38: Election-propaganda broadcasts are those that allow a candidate or a candidate on the same list to present themselves and their main arguments. Article 39: During the election period, the propaganda of the candidates or lists of candidates is allowed on state radio and television. Article 40: The candidate or the head of the list of candidates may at any time exercise the right of reply in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Pluralism in the Public Broadcasting. Article 41: The management of the mass media is obliged to broadcast the answer without any additions or deletions as soon as possible and before the end of the election campaign.

    Source Law No. 21, 2006

35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeNo data
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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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    Article 121:
    Fraud, transfer of electors from one constituency to another or from one polling station to another, corruption, impediment and forcible confinement of the election may lead to its cancellation if is recognized by the Constitutional Court that these irregularities have distorted the outcome of the vote decisively for the election of candidates.
    It may also result in the cancellation, violence or assault at a polling station and in the immediate vicinity, the wearing of distinctive badges, the distribution of money in the polling station or in any other place, and that the spread of false news may vitiate the results on polling day.

    Source Law of 24 November 2001 on the electoral law in the Republic of Congo

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?
  • 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?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 33: Political parties or groups may receive donations, legacies and gifts which must be declared to the Ministry of Territorial Administration, mentioning the authors, the nature and value of the donations , legacies and gifts.

    Donations, legacies and donations can not exceed a thousand times the minimum wage inter-professional guaranteed, by donation per year and by natural or legal person.

    Source Law No. 21, 2006

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 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
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 33: Political parties or groups may receive donations, legacies and gifts which must be declared to the Ministry of Territorial Administration, mentioning the authors, the nature and value of the donations , legacies and gifts.

    Donations, legacies and donations can not exceed a thousand times the minimum wage inter-professional guaranteed, by donation per year and by natural or legal person.

    Source Law No. 21, 2006

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?
  • CodeMinistry
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    Article 33: Political parties or groups may receive donations, legacies and gifts which must be declared to the Ministry of Territorial Administration, mentioning the authors, the nature and value of the donations , legacies and gifts.

    Donations, legacies and donations can not exceed a thousand times the minimum wage inter-professional guaranteed, by donation per year and by natural or legal person.

    Source Law No. 21, 2006

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 | Other
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    Article133:
    He shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of three months to twenty-four months and a fine of 100,000 to 1,000,000 CFA francs on the premises of the polling station or in the immediate vicinity thereof, by any means whatsoever. pressure on one or more electors to influence their vote, to obtain their suffrage or to prevent their manifestation.

    Source Law of 24 November 2001 on the electoral law in the Republic of Congo

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