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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Art 25 'b. the party may accept grants and donations only from Jordanian individuals, provided that they are known and declared and that the total grant shall not be more than fifty thousand dinars annually per natural person. c. the  party may not accept grants, funding or donations or in- kind contributions from the following: 1. Any state or a third party.'

    Source: Political Parties Law 2012

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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    Art 11  '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 2012

3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Art 25 'b. the party may accept grants and donations only from Jordanian individuals, provided that they are known and declared and that the total grant shall not be more than fifty thousand dinars annually per natural person. c. the  party may not accept grants, funding or donations or in- kind contributions from the following: 1. Any state or a third party.'

    Source: Political Parties Law 2012

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 25 'b. the party may accept grants and donations only from Jordanian individuals, provided that they are known and declared and that the total grant shall not be more than fifty thousand dinars annually per natural person. c. the  party may not accept grants, funding or donations or in- kind contributions from the following: 1. Any state or a third party.'

    Source: Political Parties Law 2012

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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    Art 25 'b. the party may accept grants and donations only from Jordanian individuals, provided that they are known and declared and that the total grant shall not be more than fifty thousand dinars annually per natural person. c. the  party may not accept grants, funding or donations or in- kind contributions from the following: 1. Any state or a third party.'

    Source: Political Parties Law 2012

8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Art 25 'b. the party may accept grants and donations only from Jordanian individuals, provided that they are known and declared and that the total grant shall not be more than fifty thousand dinars annually per natural person. c. the  party may not accept grants, funding or donations or in- kind contributions from the following: 1. Any state or a third party. 2. Any legal personality; be it public or private .3. Any unknown source'

    Source: Political Parties Law 2012

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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    Art 25 'b. the party may accept grants and donations only from Jordanian individuals, provided that they are known and declared and that the total grant shall not be more than fifty thousand dinars annually per natural person. c. the  party may not accept grants, funding or donations or in- kind contributions from the following: 1. Any state or a third party. 2. Any legal personality; be it public or private .3. Any unknown source'

    Source: Political Parties Law 2012

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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    Art 19 'prohibition for public employee, public institutions, the governor of Amman, parliament members , parliament staff, the members of local council and its staff to be involved with any of the candidates' election law'

    Source: Election Law for Parliament, 2010

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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    he total grant shall not be more than fifty thousand dinars annually per natural person

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    Art 25 'b. the party may accept grants and donations only from Jordanian individuals, provided that they are known and declared and that the total grant shall not be more than fifty thousand dinars annually per natural person. c. the  party may not accept grants, funding or donations or in- kind contributions from the following: 1. Any state or a third party. 2. Any legal personality; be it public or private .3. Any unknown source'

    Source: Political Parties Law 2012

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 the total grant shall not be more than fifty thousand dinars annually per natural person
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    Art 25 'b. the party may accept grants and donations only from Jordanian individuals, provided that they are known and declared and that the total grant shall not be more than fifty thousand dinars annually per natural person. c. the  party may not accept grants, funding or donations or in- kind contributions from the following: 1. Any state or a third party. 2. Any legal personality; be it public or private .3. Any unknown source'

    Source: Political Parties Law 2012

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?
  • CodeNo data
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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
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27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?
  • CodeYes
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    'Candidates were subject to regulations requiring the opening of special bank accounts, recording of incomes and expenditures, and specific prohibitions of certain types of funding and spending.However, the issue of candidates allegedly operating parallel unrecorded accounts was raised with the EU EOM on a number of occasions.'

    Source EU EOM Final Report 2016

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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, regularly
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    Art 3 'the state allocated an annual contribution of 50000 Dinars' Source: Political Party Contribution System, No. 89, 2008

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeNo data
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    Art 3 'the state allocated an annual contribution of 50000 Dinars, paid in two phases: the first one paid during June and the second one in December, the payments depend on the commitment of the political party to the law and the system'

    Source Political Party Contribution System, No. 89, 2008

30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeEqual
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    Art 3 'the state allocated an annual contribution of 50000 Dinars, paid in two phases: the first one paid during June and the second one in December, the payments depend on the commitment of the political party to the law and the system'

    Source Political Party Contribution System, No. 89, 2008

31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeCampaign spending | Ongoing party activities | Intra-party institution
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    Art 26 'The party may invest its funds and resources in a declared and legal manner inside the Kingdom in the following ways: 1. Publishing periodicals(…) 2. Possessing any of the available media and using it to express its views, principles, stances or any objectives or goals related to media(…)3. Possessing estates (…).4. Obtaining rent for allowing any parts of the headquarters to be used for celebrations or public events(…)5. Depositing its funds and any other amounts of money generated from the interests from the Jordanian banks.6. Buying bonds(…)7. Any other activities (…)'

    Source: Political Parties Law 2012

32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Art. 26  'The party may invest its funds and resources in a declared and legal manner inside the Kingdom in the following ways[...]2. Possessing any of the available media and using it to express its views, principles, stances or any objectives or goals related to media, in accordance with the provisions of the effective legislation.' Source: Political Parties Law 2012

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
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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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    'Public funding for political parties was regulated by a recent by-law, which introduced funding of political parties with a core lump sum of 50,000 JOD, payable in two annual installments with provisions for financing subject to certain criteria. A further by-law, introduced in the course of the campaign,139 amended the previous by-law to the effect that part of the core lump sum reserved by the first by-law and payable to a party, could in an election year, become payable in advance on the request of the political party and this advance would be deducted from the annual installment on the ‘regular’ due date.'

    'Funding is payable in two instalments on the basis that the party is one year old and has satisfied for a period of at least one year that it has held membership of 500 persons across 7 districts, that women constitute 10% of membership. The by-law also provided for further funding of 1,000 JOD per seat on the basis of electoral performance.'

    Source EU EOM Final Report 2016

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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    Art 20 'it's not allowed for any candidates to provide gift, contributions, money, or any other benefits during the campaign including money in exchange for votes'

    Source: Election Law for Parliament, 2010

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
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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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    Art 29 'The party shall send on an annual basis the following to the Committee within three months of the end of each financial year: 1. A copy of the annual budget and financial statements endorsed for the previous year in accordance with the provisions of its by-laws.2. A statement signed by the Secretary-General on the party finance in details.'

    Source: Political Parties Law 2012

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
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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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    Art 18 'the political party can receive donations from Jordanian citizens only, and should be known, announced and should not exceed 10000JD'

    Source political party law, No. 19, 2007

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?
  • CodeEMB | Ministry
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    Art 29 'The party shall send on an annual basis the following to the Committee within three months of the end of each financial year: 1. A copy of the annual budget and financial statements endorsed for the previous year in accordance with the provisions of its by-laws.2. A statement signed by the Secretary-General on the party finance in details.'

    Source: Political Parties Law 2012

56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeNo institution specified
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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 | Forfeiture | Deregistration of party | Suspension of political party
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    Article 34 ‘The party should not be dissolved unless there is a decision taken by (Amman Appeal Court) based on a complaint filed by the Committee in any of the following: 1. If the party violates any of the provisions set forth in paragraphs (2) and (3) of Article (16) of the Constitution. 2. If it is proved, in a criminal case, the party’s affiliation or link to a foreign entity.3.  If the party accepted any fund from foreign entity. b. Amman Appeal Court may issue, upon the committee’s request, prompts decision in to suspend the party’s work during the period of reviewing the case, provided that the court issues its decision with regard the case within a period not exceeding three months as of the date of it was first registered in the court.'

    Source: Political Parties Law 2012

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