Kyrgyzstan

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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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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
  • CommentBan applies to voluntary donations from legal entities that have a state or municipal share in their charter capital. Ban also applies to legal entities and physical persons carrying out their business activity without the establishment of a legal entity, that have indebtedness to the state budget or the Social Fund of the Kyrgyz Republic.
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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
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7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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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?
10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
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?
13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentA ban on candidates holding government or municipal positions, or managerial positions of state and municipal enterprises to use state resources for their campaigning. The abuse of official or service position shall mean the following::
    - premises
    - vehicles
    - telephone and other communication and information services, as well as organizational equipment
    - the engagement of state/municipal employees
    - priviliged access to the media

    There is also a requirement for the media not to give preference to any candidate or political party. 

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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?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentContribution limits only exist for election campaigns.
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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?
17. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election, what is the limit?
  • Code For a physical person 1,000 minimum monthly salaries; for a legal entity 5,000 minimum monthly salaries
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18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • Code Limit for a physical person is 1,000 minimum monthly salaries (5,000 for a legal entity)
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    Election fund of a presidential candidate may be formed at the expense of the following monetary resources:?
    - voluntary contributions of physical persons, each one not exceeding the amount of 50 minimum monthly salaries;
    - voluntary contributions of legal entities, each not exceeding the amount of 5,000 minimum monthly salaries.
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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 public funding available
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeNot 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)?
  • CodeNot applicable
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment- Right to free air time on public television and radio channels.
    - Right to free space in public printed media. 
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33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeEqual
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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentRight to free air time on public television and radio channels.
    Right to free space in public printed media. 
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35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentRight to state assistance with organizing meeting, debates, demonstrations and other kinds of mass events.

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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?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentIn relation to an election. 
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40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • Code Not exceeding 1.000.000 monthly salaries
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41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentThere is a limit on the amount a presidential candidate can spend.
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42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
  • Code Not exceeding the amount of 500,000 minimum monthly salaries
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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?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentApplicable for presidential candidates. Independent candidates don't compete in legislative elections.
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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?
  • CodeYes
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentAt least Presidential and Parliamentary election reports should noted the sources from which income has been gathered.
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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 | Ministry
  • CommentThe Central Election Commission (campaign finance) Ministry of Justice (annual reports)
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeEMB
  • CommentThe Central Election Commission creates special control and audit group to monitor compliance with political finance regulations. 
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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?
  • CodeForfeiture | Suspension of political party
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