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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

     

    Between the two major parties, there had been allegations and counter-allegations made in Parliament of foreign contributions in the last elections.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 6

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

     

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
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    Misuse by 'leaders' of state resources in general is covered in the Leaders Code of Conduct Act, however there is no mention specifically of use of state resources for political purposes. In this Act,  a 'leader' is  defined as a person who currently holds the position of:

    • Te Beretitenti; (President)
    • Kauoman ni Beretitenti;
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    • Speaker, Clerk of the Maneaba ni Maungatabu;
    • Member of the Maneaba ni Maungatabu;
    • Attorney General, Solicitor General, Director of Public Prosecution;
    • Chief Justice, Judge, Magistrate, Registrar of Court;
    • Commissioner of Police;
    • Mayor, Councillor, Clerk of Local Government;
    • Administrative Head of a Government Ministry, Agency and State Owned Enterprise (including Board Director);
    • Constitutional Office Holder, Kiribati High Commissioner or Ambassador, Special Envoy.

     

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    A Leader must

    • ensure that public facilities are used reasonably for public purposes only;

    Source: Article 5, Leaders Code of Conduct Act 2016, Act 9 of 2016

     

    A Leader must

    • ensure that public resources are not wasted, abused or used improperly or extravagantly when performing his public duties;

    Source: Article 6, Leaders Code of Conduct Act 2016, Act 9 of 2016

14. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

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?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

17. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election, what is the limit?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

20. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeNo public funding available
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

37. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

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38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeYes
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    The Elections Ordinance, revised edition 1979, as amended to 2009, defines various forms of vote buying and penalty on conviction.

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    .23. Every person who is guilty of bribery, treating or undue Penalty for, influence shall be guilty of a corrupt practice and shall be liable in their conviction to a fine of $100 and to imprisonment for 6 months.

    Source: Article 23, Laws of Kiribati Chapter 29B Elections revised edition 1979

     

    24. The following persons shall be deemed to be guilty of bribery within the meaning of this Part—

    • every person who directly or indirectly, by himself or by bribery any other person on his behalf, gives, lends, or agrees to give or lend, or offers, promises, or promises to procure or to endeavour to procure any money or valuable consideration to or for any elector or to or for any person on behalf of-an elector or to or for any other person to induce such elector to vote or refrain from voting, or corruptly does any such act as aforesaid on account of any elector having voted or refrained from voting at any elec­tion; and
    • every person who directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, gives or procures, or agrees to give or procure-or to endeavour to procure, any office, place or employment to or for any elector, or to or for any other person, in order to induce such elector to vote or refrain from voting, or corruptly does any such act as aforesaid on account of any elector having voted or refrained from voting at any election; and
    • every person who directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, makes any such gift, loan, offer, promise, procurement or agreement as aforesaid to or for any person, in order to induce such person to pro­cure, or to endeavour to procure, the return of any person or the vote of any elector at any election; and
    • every person, who, upon or in consequence of any such gift, loan, offer, promise, procurement or agreement, pro­cures, or engages, promises or endeavours to procure, the

     return of any person or the vote of any elector at any election; and< >

    every person who advances or pays, or causes to be paid, any money to or for the use of any other person, with the intent that such money, or any part thereof, shall be expended in bribery at any election, or who knowingly pays, or causes to be paid, any money to any person, in discharge or repayment of any money wholly or in part expended in bribery at any election; and

    every elector, who, before or during any election, directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, receives, agrees to receive, or contracts for any money, gift, loan or valuable consideration, office, place or employment, for himself or for any other person, for vot­ing or agreeing to vote, or for refraining or agreeing to refrain from voting, at any election; and

    (g) every person who, after any election, directly or indirectly by himself or by any other person on his behalf, receives any money or valuable consideration on account of any person having voted or refrained from voting,  or having induced any other person to vote or refrain from voting at any election

    Provided that this section shall not extend or be construed to extend to any money paid or agreed to be paid for or on account of any legal expenses bona fide incurred at or concerning any election

    Source: Article 24, Laws of Kiribati Chapter 29B Elections revised edition 1979

     

    25. The following persons shall be deemed to be guilty of treating within the meaning of this Part—

    every person who corruptly, by himself or by any other person, either before, during or after an election, directly or indirectly gives, provides or pays, or promises to give, provide or pay, wholly or in part, the expense of giving or providing any food, drink, entertainment or provision to or for any person, for the purposes of corruptly influencing that person or any other person to vote or refrain from voting at such election, or on account of that person or any other person having voted or refrained from voting at such election; and

    every elector who corruptly accepts or takes any such food, drink, entertainment, or provision

    Source:  Article 2, Laws of Kiribati Chapter 29 B Elections revised edition 1979

     

    2. Insertion of new section.

    The principal Act is hereby amended by inserting the following new section 25A

    after section 25:

    “25A(1) Subject to the provisos in section 24 in relation to legal expenses,

    mweaka, moanei and ririwete the custom of bubuti or katuua shall not be a

    defence to any person charged with bribery or treating under sections 24 and 25 of

    this Ordinance.

    1. For the purposes of this section –

    “bubuti” means a customary manner of asking someone for a favour

    whether in money or in kind which usually obliges the person asked to

    provide;

    “katuua” means a customary method of fining a person with the payment

    of money or otherwise whether in a maneaba or at a function for an

    offence whether minor or serious against the rules of the maneaba or the

    function, which obliges the person fined to pay or provide;

    1. “Principal Act” means the Elections Ordinance (Cap 29B) as amended.”

    Source: Act to Amend the Elections Ordinance (29B), Act No 7 of 2009

39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

43. Are there limits on the amount that third parties can spend on election campaign activities?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

46. Do any other restrictions on online media advertisement (beyond limits) exist?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

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47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
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    “In Kiribati there is no law that require the candidate to report on its revenue and expenditure (disclosure).”

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Kiribati, December 14, 2017

     

50. Do third parties have to report on election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    “In Kiribati there is no law that require the candidate to report on its revenue and expenditure (disclosure).”

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Kiribati, December 14, 2017

     

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    “In Kiribati there is no law that require the candidate to report on its revenue and expenditure (disclosure).”

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Kiribati, December 14, 2017

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    “In Kiribati there is no law that require the candidate to report on its revenue and expenditure (disclosure).”

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Kiribati, December 14, 2017

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
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  • Source

    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    “In Kiribati there is no law that require the candidate to report on its revenue and expenditure (disclosure).”

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Kiribati, December 14, 2017

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
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    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    “In Kiribati there is no law that require the candidate to report on its revenue and expenditure (disclosure).”

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Kiribati, December 14, 2017

    The two parties fund their activities through subscriptions from members (usually fortnightly or monthly contributions), donations from business houses and supporters, and loans from the Bank of Kiribati. These are well-known sources of funding, but there also sources which are not usually acknowledged in public, as often claimed by allegations and counter-allegations in the Maneaba…..

    After some 24 hears after independence, times have changed and due recognition should now be given to political parties so that appropriate disclosure and other provisions can be put in place.

    Source: Mackenzie, Uantabo Neemia, National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Kiribati 2004, Transparency International 2004, Blackburn South, Australia page 14

56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeCourt
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    This applies only to allegations of bribery and treating in relation to vote buying

  • Source

    .23. Every person who is guilty of bribery, treating or undue Penalty for, influence shall be guilty of a corrupt practice and shall be liable in their conviction to a fine of $100 and to imprisonment for 6 months.

    Source: Article 23, Laws of Kiribati Chapter 29B Elections revised edition 1979

    24. The following persons shall be deemed to be guilty of bribery within the meaning of this Part—

    • every person who directly or indirectly, by himself or by bribery any other person on his behalf, gives, lends, or agrees to give or lend, or offers, promises, or promises to procure or to endeavour to procure any money or valuable consideration to or for any elector or to or for any person on behalf of-an elector or to or for any other person to induce such elector to vote or refrain from voting, or corruptly does any such act as aforesaid on account of any elector having voted or refrained from voting at any elec­tion; and
    • every person who directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, gives or procures, or agrees to give or procure-or to endeavour to procure, any office, place or employment to or for any elector, or to or for any other person, in order to induce such elector to vote or refrain from voting, or corruptly does any such act as aforesaid on account of any elector having voted or refrained from voting at any election; and
    • every person who directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, makes any such gift, loan, offer, promise, procurement or agreement as aforesaid to or for any person, in order to induce such person to pro­cure, or to endeavour to procure, the return of any person or the vote of any elector at any election; and
    • every person, who, upon or in consequence of any such gift, loan, offer, promise, procurement or agreement, pro­cures, or engages, promises or endeavours to procure, the return of any person or the vote of any elector at any election; and
    • every person who advances or pays, or causes to be paid, any money to or for the use of any other person, with the intent that such money, or any part thereof, shall be expended in bribery at any election, or who knowingly pays, or causes to be paid, any money to any person, in discharge or repayment of any money wholly or in part expended in bribery at any election; and
    • every elector, who, before or during any election, directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, receives, agrees to receive, or contracts for any money, gift, loan or valuable consideration, office, place or employment, for himself or for any other person, for vot­ing or agreeing to vote, or for refraining or agreeing to refrain from voting, at any election; and

    (g) every person who, after any election, directly or indirectly by himself or by any other person on his behalf, receives any money or valuable consideration on account of any person having voted or refrained from voting,  or having induced any other person to vote or refrain from voting at any election:

     

     

    every person who corruptly, by himself or by any other person, either before, during or after an election, directly or indirectly gives, provides or pays, or promises to give, provide or pay, wholly or in part, the expense of giving or providing any food, drink, entertainment or provision to or for any person, for the purposes of corruptly influencing that person or any other person to vote or refrain from voting at such election, or on account of that person or any other person having voted or refrained from voting at such election; and

    Provided that this section shall not extend or be construed to extend to any money paid or agreed to be paid for or on account of any legal expenses bona fide incurred at or concerning any election

    Source: Article 24, Laws of Kiribati Chapter 29B Elections revised edition 1979

57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
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    No reports on political finance are required. Courts hear prosecutions on alleged vote buying.

  • Source

    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Prison
  • Comment

    This refers to vote buying only. Other political finance issues are not regulated.

  • Source

    The candidate or the parties have to fund for their own campaign, the Electoral Commission is not mandated to ask each candidate or party to disclose their financial statement. 

    Therefore the answer to your questions is NO

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Justice, Kiribati, January 31, 2018

    “In Kiribati there is no law that require the candidate to report on its revenue and expenditure (disclosure).”

    Source: Email from Ms Takiakia Maatia, Chief Electoral Officer, Kiribati, December 14, 2017

     

    .23. Every person who is guilty of bribery, treating or undue Penalty for, influence shall be guilty of a corrupt practice and shall be liable in their conviction to a fine of $100 and to imprisonment for 6 months.

    Source: Article 23, Laws of Kiribati Chapter 29B Elections revised edition 1979

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