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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Article (29)
    It is prohibited to spend on electoral advertising from public funds or from the budget of ministries or waqf funds or from external support funds.
    by Amendments to the Law of Elections of the Iraqi Council of Representatives No. (45) for the year 2013

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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    Article (29)
    It is prohibited to spend on electoral advertising from public funds or from the budget of ministries or waqf funds or from external support funds.
    by Amendments to the Law of Elections of the Iraqi Council of Representatives No. (45) for the year 2013

3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 37 - First: The party or political organization may not receive donations from self-financed institutions and public companies, commercial companies, and banking, which are part of their capital from the State.
    Second: All donations from persons, states, Or foreign organizations

    Article 41 The party or political organization shall refrain from the following: acceptance of in-kind funds, or cash from any party, political organization, association, organization, person or any foreign body, except with the approval of the Party Department or political organizations .

    "By Political parties law for the year 2015"

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?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 37 - First: The party or political organization may not receive donations from self-financed institutions and public companies, commercial companies, and banking, which are part of their capital from the State.
    Second: All donations from persons, states, Or foreign organizations

    Article 41 The party or political organization shall refrain from the following: acceptance of in-kind funds, or cash from any party, political organization, association, organization, person or any foreign body, except with the approval of the Party Department or political organizations .

    "By Political parties law for the year 2015"

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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    Article 37 - First: The party or political organization may not receive donations from self-financed institutions and public companies, commercial companies, and banking, which are part of their capital from the State.
    Second: All donations from persons, states, Or foreign organizations

    Article 41 The party or political organization shall refrain from the following: acceptance of in-kind funds, or cash from any party, political organization, association, organization, person or any foreign body, except with the approval of the Party Department or political organizations .

    "By Political parties law for the year 2015"

8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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     Article 37  - First: The party - or political organization may not receive donations from institutions - and self-financed public companies, commercial companies - and banking, which is part of the capital of the State.
    Second: All donations from foreign persons, states or organizations are prohibited.
    "Of the Political Parties Law No. 36 of 2015 "

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?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 37 - First: The party - or political organization may not receive donations from institutions - and self-financed public companies, commercial companies - and banking, which is part of the capital of the State.
    Second: All donations from foreign persons, states or organizations are prohibited.

    "Of the Political Parties Law No. 36 of 2015"

12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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    Article (29) It is prohibited to spend on electoral advertising from public funds or from the budget of ministries - or from external support funds.

    "Of the law for the year 2017 first reading of the law to amend the law of elections of the Iraqi Council of Representatives No. (45) for the year 2013"

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 (25) The use of the buildings of ministries, various state institutions, places of worship and religious symbols shall be prohibited for any propaganda or electoral activities of political entities and candidates.

    "Of the law for the year 2017 first reading of the law to amend the law of elections of the Iraqi Council of Representatives No. (45) for the year 2013"

14. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period?
  • CodeNo data
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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 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?
  • 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?
  • CodeNo data
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21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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    Article 37 - First: The party or political organization may not receive donations from self-financed institutions and public companies, commercial companies, and banking, which are part of their capital from the State.
    Second: All donations from persons, states, Or foreign organizations

    Article 41 The party or political organization shall refrain from the following: acceptance of in-kind funds, or cash from any party, political organization, association, organization, person or any foreign body, except with the approval of the Party Department or political organizations .

    "By Political parties law for the year 2015"

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 38 The political party or organization may not engage in business for profit purposes, except:
    First: publishing, preparing and distributing publications, publications, or other propaganda materials, and political and cultural publications.
    Second: Social and Cultural Activities.
    Third: Banking benefits.
    Fourth: Selling and renting the property owned by him.
    "Political parties law No. 36 for the year 2015"

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?
  • CodeYes
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    Article -39 - First: the party or political organization deposited its funds in Iraqi banks.
    Second: The party or political organization holds regular records of accounts, including its revenues and expenses.

    Article 42 Political parties or political organizations shall receive an annual subsidy from the State budget and shall be transferred to the expense of each party or political organization by the Ministry of Finance.
    Article 43 The Ministry of Finance shall approve the annual estimate of the total amount of the State subsidy provided to political parties or organizations and submit a proposal to the Council of Ministers for decision and inclusion in the draft general budget of the State.

    "Of the Political Parties Law No. 36 of 2015"

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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, regularly
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    Article 33. The sources of party funding - or political organization - include:
    First: the contributions of its members.
    Second: Donations and internal grants.
    Third: the proceeds of investment of his funds in accordance with this law
    Fourth: Subsidies from the state budget according to the criteria stipulated in this law.

    "Political parties law No.36 for the year 2015"

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeRegistration as a political party
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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 data
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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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?
  • CodeNo data
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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?
  • CodeNot applicable
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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?
  • CodeNo data
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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
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47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
  • CodeYes
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    Article (39) First: The Party or political organization deposits its funds in Iraqi banks.
    Second: The party or political organization holds regular records of accounts, including its revenues and expenses.
    Third: The party or political organization submits an annual report to its accounts prepared by a licensed legal accountant's office and submits its report to the Financial Control Bureau.
    Fourth: The Office of Financial Supervision shall submit a final report on the financial situation of the parties or political organizations to the House of Representatives, the Ministers, the Department of Parties or political organizations.

48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
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    It will be among the annual rarest in expenses.

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    "It will be among the annual rarest in expenses"

    Article (39) First: The Party or political organization deposits its funds in Iraqi banks.
    Second: The party or political organization holds regular records of accounts, including its revenues and expenses.
    Third: The party or political organization submits an annual report to its accounts prepared by a licensed legal accountant's office and submits its report to the Financial Control Bureau.
    Fourth: The Office of Financial Supervision shall submit a final report on the financial situation of the parties or political organizations to the House of Representatives, the Ministers, the Department of Parties or political organizations.

    "Political parties law No.36 for the year 2015"

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?
  • 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?
  • CodeNo
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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?
  • CodeYes
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    It will be among the annual rarest in expenses

    Article (39) First: The Party or political organization deposits its funds in Iraqi banks.
    Second: The party or political organization holds regular records of accounts, including its revenues and expenses.
    Third: The party or political organization submits an annual report to its accounts prepared by a licensed legal accountant's office and submits its report to the Financial Control Bureau.
    Fourth: The Office of Financial Supervision shall submit a final report on the financial situation of the parties or political organizations to the House of Representatives, the Ministers, the Department of Parties or political organizations. "Political parties law No.36 for the year 2015"

55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeMinistry | Auditing agency | Other | Parliamentary unit
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    Article (39) 
    Third: The party or political organization submits an annual report to its accounts prepared by a licensed legal accountant's office and submits its report to the Financial Control Bureau.
    Fourth: The Office of Financial Supervision shall submit a final report on the financial situation of the parties or political organizations to the House of Representatives, the Ministers, the Department of Parties or political organizations. "Political parties law No.36 for the year 2015"

56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeCourt | Auditing agency | Other | Parliamentary unit
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    Article (39) First: The Party or political organization deposits its funds in Iraqi banks.
    Second: The party or political organization holds regular records of accounts, including its revenues and expenses.
    Third: The party or political organization submits an annual report to its accounts prepared by a licensed legal accountant's office and submits its report to the Financial Control Bureau.
    Fourth: The Office of Financial Supervision shall submit a final report on the financial situation of the parties or political organizations to the House of Representatives, the Ministers, the Department of Parties or political organizations. "Political parties law No.36 for the year 2015"

57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeRefer for investigation | Carry out investigation | Impose sanctions | Other
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58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Prison
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