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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Art 25 "

    C. A party is prohibited from receiving any cash or in-kind funding, grants or donations

    from:

    1. Any foreign state or agency.

    2. Any anonymous source.

    "

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    Political Parties Law 2015

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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    Art 13 (a)  "Refrain from accepting any donations or in kind or financial contributions from states and foreign governments and official International Organizations as well as Civil and Foreign companies or foreign Nationals, whether in cash or any form of support"

     

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    Executive instructions for regulations of election campaign 2016

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

    Art 25 "b)

    A party may accept grants and donations that are identified, announced and specified

    from natural and corporate Jordanian persons. These grants and donations shall be

    identified and announced

    ."

     

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    Political Parties Law 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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    Art 24  "

    B. It shall be prohibited to use:

    (i) The places of worship for any partisan activity.

    (ii) Funds of trade unions, associations, clubs, and sports federations to serve the

    interests of any party."

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    Political Parties Law 2015

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

    Art 24  "

    B. It shall be prohibited to use:

    (i) The places of worship for any partisan activity.

    (ii) Funds of trade unions, associations, clubs, and sports federations to serve the

    interests of any party."

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    Political Parties Law 2015

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

    Art 25 "

    A party may accept grants and donations that are identified, announced and specified

    from natural and legal Jordanian persons. These grants and donations shall be

    identified and announced.

    "

     

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    Political Parties Law 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?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment

    Art 25 "

    A party may accept grants and donations that are identified, announced and specified

    from natural and legal Jordanian persons. These grants and donations shall be

    identified and announced.

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    Political Parties Law 2015

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

    Art 13 (a)  "Refrain from accepting any donations or in-kind or financial contributions from states and foreign governments and official International Organizations as well as Civil and Foreign companies or foreign Nationals, whether in cash or any form of support"

  • Source

    Executive instructions for regulations of election campaign 2016

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

    Art 25 "

    A party may accept grants and donations that are identified, announced and specified

    from natural and legal Jordanian persons. These grants and donations shall be

    identified and announced.

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    Political Parties Law 2015

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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    Art 23  "Prohibition for public employee, public institutions, the governor of Amman, parliament members, parliament staff, the members of the local council and its staff ... to campaign to any candidate in their workplace. It is also prohibited to use any of these institutions state resources or assets to campaign in favor any candidate"

     

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    Election Law for Parliament, 2016

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?
  • 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
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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
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21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 26

    A. A party may invest its funds and resources inside the Kingdom in a known and declared

    manner via any of the following methods:

    (i) Issue party periodicals and literature as well as any other printed materials.

    (ii) Own any available media outlets and use them to express principles, views, and

    standpoints; and for any other media purposes in compliance with valid

    legislation.

    (iii) Own real estate for the purposes of its headquarters or branches.

    (iv) Use any parts of its premises for public or private ceremonies or events, in return

    for a few in line with the valid legislation.

    (v) Keep its funds at Jordanian banks as timed deposits in return for interests or on

    the basis of partnership.

    (vi) Purchase treasury bonds in compliance with the valid legislation.

    (vii) Any other activities to be outlined in special regulations to be issued for this

    purpose.

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    Political Parties Law 2015

24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
  • CodeNo
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27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Article 26 "B. A party shall deposit its funds in Jordanian banks."

  • Source

    Political Parties law 2015

Question Value
28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, regularly provided funding
  • Comment

    Art 3 "Article 3 - A party will be paid a financial contribution one year after the announcement of its establishment..." 

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    Political Party Contribution System, No. 155, 2019  (active as of 1 July 2020)

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeRepresentation in elected body | Number of candidates | Participation in election | Registration as a political party
  • Comment

    Article 3 - A party will be paid a financial contribution one year after the announcement of its establishment, according to the following: 

     

    a.  An annual financial amount that does not exceed (40%) of the value of the contributions of members collected and deposited in banks as per the rules, and with an amount not exceeding (10,000) dinars, provided that: 

        1 - The annual subscription of each member should not be less than 24 Dinars.

        2 - That an amount that constitutes two-thirds of the value of annual contributions is                               kept for a period of no less than three months in the party's bank account.  

     

    b. An amount of (7000) dinars is allocated annually to cover the party's media expenses from publications, newspapers and specialized electronic websites provided that they are owned and registered for the party, according to instructions issued for this purpose 

     

    c - An amount of (2500) dinars is allocated to cover the expenses of the General Conference in which the leadership bodies are elected for the party provided that the invitation to the General Conference takes place in two local daily newspapers, it was published two weeks before the date of the meeting and the delegate of the sub-committees are invited to attend the activities of the General Conference.

     

    d- An amount of (15,000) dinars is allocated in the event of the merger of three parties  and an amount of (20,000) dinars in the event four parties merger and an amount of (25,000) dinars in the event of the merger of five or more parties provided that the committee agrees to the merger and that the new party shall continue to receive the share of the merged parties in accordance with the provisions of this system until the holding of the parliamentary elections that take place after the merger.

     

    Article 4

     

    The party deserves a financial contribution according to the following: 

     

    a - 20,000 dinars In the event that the party nominates at least six candidates for the parliamentary elections in the nomination lists, provided that this nomination includes at least three constituencies. The financial contribution will be increased by 15% incase the nominees included women candidates or candidates under the age of (35) years.

     

    B - (15,000) dinars for a party if it achieves (1%) or more of the number of votes cast at the Kingdom level in the parliamentary elections, and according to the announcement, the Independent Election Commission under the provisions of Article (51) of the Election Law, the House of Representatives and in the event that there is more than one candidate  The party on the list depends on the votes obtained by the highest candidates.  

    C. (3000) dinars for every seat won by a party candidate in the parliamentary elections, and not to exceed (30,000) dinars 

    D. (3000) dinars for every seat that a party candidate wins under the leadership of a first-class municipality or seat in a the Council of Greater Amman or the Presidency of the Governorate Council, and not exceeding (30,000) dinars.

      

    E. A percentage of (20%) is added to the amount owed for each seat the party attains in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (c) and (d) of this article for each winner of women or candidates under the age of (35) years, bearing in mind that the amount specified in the paragraphs (C and D) does not exceed 1000 dinars. 

     

    F. In addition to the sums due to the party in accordance with the provisions of this article, an amount of (1000) dinars for each electoral list bearing the party's name not exceeding (10,000) dinars. 

     

    G. An amount of (30,000) dinars is added if a coalition is formed between five or more parties for the purpose of participating in the parliamentary elections, provided that this candidacy includes a third of the kingdom’s constituncies, and that this amount be divided equally between the parties.  

     

    H. the party is obliged to announce its party's candidate list during the nomination period in accordance with the instructions issued by the committee for this purpose.

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    Political Party Contribution System, No. 155, 2019  (active as of 1 July 2020)

30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeNot applicable
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    "Article 3 - A party will be paid a financial contribution one year after the announcement of its establishment, according to the following: 

     

    a.  An annual financial amount that does not exceed (40%) of the value of the contributions of members collected and deposited in banks as per the rules, and with an amount not exceeding (10,000) dinars, provided that: 

        1 - The annual subscription of each member should not be less than 24 Dinars.

        2 - That an amount that constitutes two-thirds of the value of annual contributions is                               kept for a period of no less than three months in the party's bank account.  

     

    b. An amount of (7000) dinars is allocated annually to cover the party's media expenses from publications, newspapers and specialized electronic websites provided that they are owned and registered for the party, according to instructions issued for this purpose 

     

    c - An amount of (2500) dinars is allocated to cover the expenses of the General Conference in which the leadership bodies are elected for the party provided that the invitation to the General Conference takes place in two local daily newspapers, it was published two weeks before the date of the meeting and the delegate of the sub-committees are invited to attend the activities of the General Conference.

     

    d- An amount of (15,000) dinars is allocated in the event of the merger of three parties  and an amount of (20,000) dinars in the event four parties merger and an amount of (25,000) dinars in the event of the merger of five or more parties provided that the committee agrees to the merger and that the new party shall continue to receive the share of the merged parties in accordance with the provisions of this system until the holding of the parliamentary elections that take place after the merger."

     

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    Political Party Contribution System, No. 155, 2019  (active as of 1 July 2020)

31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeCampaign spending | Ongoing party activities
  • Comment

    Article 7 

     a.  The aspects of spending on financial contribution shall be as follows: 

        1 - campaign and campaign advertising expenses, which include the press, media, publications, posters, banners, and headquarters expenses in accordance with the relevant legislation.

         2- Rent of the Party’s HQ and its brunches provided that the venues are not owned to the secretary-general off the party, one of the parties leaders or one of their relatives of the first degree. 

        3- Operational expenses such as water, electricity, furniture, hospitality and maintenance of the party's headquarters and branches

     

        4 - Salaries and wages of employees in the party, provided that they are covered by the provisions of the Social Security Law.  

        5-  General activities that serve the party's goals and objectives, except for travel expenses.  

     

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    Political Party Contribution System, No. 155, 2019  (active as of 1 July 2020)

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?
  • CodeEqual | No data
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    Article 12

    A. Official media platforms shall commit to observe the following principles:

    1. Full neutrality and equality, without bias to any list or any of its candidates during

    organized debates among the commissioners of lists or any of their candidates.

    2. Respect the freedom of expressions of voters and respect their choices in selecting their

    candidates.

    3. Equality in dealing with all electoral lists.

    4. Independence, objectivity and refraining from insinuating government support or any other

    party to any of the lists or any of their candidates.

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    Executive Instructions No. (7) For the Year 2016 On Guidelines for Electoral Campaigns Publicity

34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeNo
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35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeNo
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36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 4

     

    The party deserves a financial contribution according to the following: 

     

    a - 20,000 dinars In the event that the party nominates at least six candidates for the parliamentary elections in the nomination lists, provided that this nomination includes at least three constituencies. The financial contribution will be increased by 15% in case the nominees included women candidates or candidates under the age of (35) years.

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    Political Party Contribution System, No. 155, 2019  (active as of 1 July 2020)

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
  • Comment

    Art. 13 "

    C. Not to offer contributions, gifts, or monetary or in-kind assistance, or any other benefits or

    promising to offer to a natural or judicial person, be that directly or indirectly with the purpose

    of securing their votes or preventing them from voting to other lists or any of its candidates.

    "

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    Executive Instructions No. (7) For the Year 2016  On Guidelines for Electoral Campaigns Publicity

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

    Art 14 (B) "A maximum ceiling for spending on publicity campaigns will be set against

    specific criteria in line with the size of the constituency, the number of voters and

    the standard of living. Electoral lists shall abide by the maximum ceiling for

    spending specified according to the following:

    1. For Amman, Irbid and Zarqa constituencies the ceiling for spending is set as

    not to exceed (5) Jordanian Dinars per voter and multiplied by the number of

    voters in the respective constituency.

    2. For the rest of governorates, the ceiling for spending will be set as not to exceed

    (3) Jordanian Dinars per voter multiplied by the number of voters in the

    respective constituency."

  • Source

    Executive Instructions No. (7) For the Year 2016 on Guidelines for Electoral Campaigns Publicity

40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment

    Article 14

    B. A maximum ceiling for spending on publicity campaigns will be set against

    specific criteria in line with the size of the constituency, the number of voters and

    the standard of living. Electoral lists shall abide by the maximum ceiling for

    spending specified according to the following:

    1. For Amman, Irbid and Zarqa constituencies the ceiling for spending is set as

    not to exceed (5) Jordanian Dinars per voter and multiplied by the number of

    voters in the respective constituency.

    2. For the rest of governorates, the ceiling for spending will be set as not to exceed

    (3) Jordanian Dinars per voter multiplied by the number of voters in the

    respective constituency.

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    Executive Instructions No. (7) For the Year 2016 on Guidelines for Electoral Campaigns Publicity

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

    Article 14

    B. A maximum ceiling for spending on publicity campaigns will be set against

    specific criteria in line with the size of the constituency, the number of voters and

    the standard of living. Electoral lists shall abide by the maximum ceiling for

    spending specified according to the following:

    1. For Amman, Irbid and Zarqa constituencies the ceiling for spending is set as

    not to exceed (5) Jordanian Dinars per voter and multiplied by the number of

    voters in the respective constituency.

    2. For the rest of governorates, the ceiling for spending will be set as not to exceed

    (3) Jordanian Dinars per voter multiplied by the number of voters in the

    respective constituency.

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    Executive Instructions No. (7) For the Year 2016 on Guidelines for Electoral Campaigns Publicity

42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment

    Article 14

    B. A maximum ceiling for spending on publicity campaigns will be set against

    specific criteria in line with the size of the constituency, the number of voters and

    the standard of living. Electoral lists shall abide by the maximum ceiling for

    spending specified according to the following:

    1. For Amman, Irbid and Zarqa constituencies the ceiling for spending is set as

    not to exceed (5) Jordanian Dinars per voter and multiplied by the number of

    voters in the respective constituency.

    2. For the rest of governorates, the ceiling for spending will be set as not to exceed

    (3) Jordanian Dinars per voter multiplied by the number of voters in the

    respective constituency.

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    Executive Instructions No. (7) For the Year 2016 on Guidelines for Electoral Campaigns Publicity

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?
  • CodeYes, for candidates
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    Article 14

    B. A maximum ceiling for spending on publicity campaigns will be set against

    specific criteria in line with the size of the constituency, the number of voters and

    the standard of living. Electoral lists shall abide by the maximum ceiling for

    spending specified according to the following:

    1. For Amman, Irbid and Zarqa constituencies the ceiling for spending is set as

    not to exceed (5) Jordanian Dinars per voter and multiplied by the number of

    voters in the respective constituency.

    2. For the rest of governorates, the ceiling for spending will be set as not to exceed

    (3) Jordanian Dinars per voter multiplied by the number of voters in the

    respective constituency.

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    Executive Instructions No. (7) For the Year 2016 on Guidelines for Electoral Campaigns Publicity

45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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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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    Art 29 "

    A. A party shall appoint a certified accountant to audit its annual accounts and financial

    statements.

    B. A party shall send the following to the Committee annually within three months from

    the end of the fiscal year:

    1. A copy of its ratified annual budget and financial statements of the previous year

    in accordance with its charter.

    2. A statement signed by the Secretary-General with a breakdown of the party’s

    financial resources."

     

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    Political Parties Law 2015

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?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 14

    A. Lists commissioners or any of their candidates must declare sources of funding for their

    election campaigns for their list or any of its candidates and channels of spending in

    compliance with law and the said Instructions.

    B. A maximum ceiling for spending on publicity campaigns will be set against

    specific criteria in line with the size of the constituency, the number of voters and

    the standard of living. Electoral lists shall abide by the maximum ceiling for

    spending specified according to the following:

    1. For Amman, Irbid and Zarqa constituencies the ceiling for spending is set as

    not to exceed (5) Jordanian Dinars per voter and multiplied by the number of

    voters in the respective constituency.

    2. For the rest of governorates, the ceiling for spending will be set as not to exceed

    (3) Jordanian Dinars per voter multiplied by the number of voters in the

    respective constituency.

  • Source

    Executive Instructions No. (7) For the Year 2016 On Guidelines for Electoral Campaigns Publicity

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?
  • CodeYes
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    Article 9 -  

    a. The party submits the annual budget and approved financial statements for the previous fiscal year to the committee and publishes it on its website, if any, within three months of the end of the fiscal year 

    b.  The committee publishes the party's annual budget on the ministry's website.  

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    Political Party Contribution System, No. 155, 2019  (active as of 1 July 2020)

52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Article 25

    C. A party is prohibited from receiving any cash or in-kind funding, grants or donations

    from:

    1. Any foreign state or agency.

    2. Any anonymous source.

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    Political Parties law 2015

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?
  • CodeSpecial institution
  • Comment

    Article 29

    A. A party shall appoint a certified accountant to audit its annual accounts and financial

    statements.

    B. A party shall send the following to the Committee annually within three months from

    the end of the fiscal year:

    1. A copy of its ratified annual budget and financial statements of the previous year

    in accordance with its charter.

    2. A statement signed by the Secretary-General with a breakdown of the party’s

    financial resources.

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    Political Parties Law 2015

56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeYes, auditing agency | Yes, institution for this purpose
  • Comment

     Article 10  

     

    a. The committee confirms that the conditions stipulated in the law and this system are met to provide the party with a the public contribution.  

    b. The Audit Bureau undertakes oversight of the party’s funds to verify the integrity of its agreement in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

    c. If the party violates any of the provisions of the law and this system, it shall be notified to remove the violation within a period of no more than thirty days from the date the written notification. If the violation continues, the committee may decide not to disburse the financial contribution or recover the value of the violation from the disbursed amounts in the manner it deems appropriate. 

    d.The party may not cover any financial business that is indebted from it the financial contribution, and exceptions can be made if the debt is caused by the provision of paragraph (a) of Article (7) of this system.

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    Political Party Contribution System, No. 155, 2019  (active as of 1 July 2020)

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 | Forfeiture | Deregistration of party | Suspension of political party
  • Comment

    Article 34

    A. A party may not be dissolved without a resolution by the Amman Court of Appeal based

    on a lawsuit filed by the Committee in any of the following cases:

    a.1. If a party violates the provisions of Paragraphs (2) and (3) of Article (16) of the

    Constitution.

    a.2. If a penal case proves a party’s affiliation with a foreign entity.

    a.3. If a party accepts funding from a foreign entity.

    a.4. If a party violated any provision of this Law and has not rectified the violation

    within thirty days from the date of relevant notification by the Committee.

    B. At the request of the Committee, the Amman Court of Appeal may issue a summary

    resolution to suspend the party while the case is pending. However, the Court will

    dispose the case within no more than three months from the date of received by the

    court.

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    Political Parties Law 2015

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