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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of politicalelectoral financing. [...] St. Lucia does not prohibit financing from foreign and/or anonymous sources." Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of politicalelectoral financing. [...] St. Lucia does not prohibit financing from foreign and/or anonymous sources." Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of political electoral financing. Norms regarding indirect or in-kind public financing are also nonexistent, meaning that campaigns are financed entirely through private funds. […]Nor are there legal regulations on the origin of the private resources that enter campaigns; […] Electoral campaigns, including those observed by the 2011 Mission, are self-financed by candidates or by the private sector.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of political electoral financing. Norms regarding indirect or in-kind public financing are also nonexistent, meaning that campaigns are financed entirely through private funds. […]Nor are there legal regulations on the origin of the private resources that enter campaigns; […] Electoral campaigns, including those observed by the 2011 Mission, are self-financed by candidates or by the private sector.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of political electoral financing. Norms regarding indirect or in-kind public financing are also nonexistent, meaning that campaigns are financed entirely through private funds. […]Nor are there legal regulations on the origin of the private resources that enter campaigns; […] Electoral campaigns, including those observed by the 2011 Mission, are self-financed by candidates or by the private sector.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of political electoral financing. Norms regarding indirect or in-kind public financing are also nonexistent, meaning that campaigns are financed entirely through private funds. […]Nor are there legal regulations on the origin of the private resources that enter campaigns; […] Electoral campaigns, including those observed by the 2011 Mission, are self-financed by candidates or by the private sector.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of political electoral financing. Norms regarding indirect or in-kind public financing are also nonexistent, meaning that campaigns are financed entirely through private funds. […]Nor are there legal regulations on the origin of the private resources that enter campaigns; […] Electoral campaigns, including those observed by the 2011 Mission, are self-financed by candidates or by the private sector.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of political electoral financing. Norms regarding indirect or in-kind public financing are also nonexistent, meaning that campaigns are financed entirely through private funds. […]Nor are there legal regulations on the origin of the private resources that enter campaigns; […] Electoral campaigns, including those observed by the 2011 Mission, are self-financed by candidates or by the private sector.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
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10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
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    "St. Lucia has no norms that require political parties to apply standardized mechanisms to register the flows of campaign funds, nor does it regulate administration of said resources." Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
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    "St. Lucia has no norms that require political parties to apply standardized mechanisms to register the flows of campaign funds, nor does it regulate administration of said resources." Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
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    "St. Lucia has no norms that require political parties to apply standardized mechanisms to register the flows of campaign funds, nor does it regulate administration of said resources." Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
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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
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of political electoral financing." Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 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?
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16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of political electoral financing [...] Norms regarding indirect or in-kind public financing are also nonexistent, meaning that campaigns are financed entirely through private funds. […]Nor are there legal regulations on the origin of the private resources that enter campaigns; […] Electoral campaigns, including those observed by the 2011 Mission, are self-financed by candidates or by the private sector.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

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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18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of political electoral financing [...] Norms regarding indirect or in-kind public financing are also nonexistent, meaning that campaigns are financed entirely through private funds. […]Nor are there legal regulations on the origin of the private resources that enter campaigns; […] Electoral campaigns, including those observed by the 2011 Mission, are self-financed by candidates or by the private sector.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
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20. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of political electoral financing [...] Norms regarding indirect or in-kind public financing are also nonexistent, meaning that campaigns are financed entirely through private funds. […]Nor are there legal regulations on the origin of the private resources that enter campaigns; […] Electoral campaigns, including those observed by the 2011 Mission, are self-financed by candidates or by the private sector.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of political electoral financing [...] Norms regarding indirect or in-kind public financing are also nonexistent, meaning that campaigns are financed entirely through private funds. […]Nor are there legal regulations on the origin of the private resources that enter campaigns; […] Electoral campaigns, including those observed by the 2011 Mission, are self-financed by candidates or by the private sector.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
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    "St. Lucia does not have any norms exclusively dedicated to the regulation of political electoral financing [...] Norms regarding indirect or in-kind public financing are also nonexistent, meaning that campaigns are financed entirely through private funds. […]Nor are there legal regulations on the origin of the private resources that enter campaigns; […] Electoral campaigns, including those observed by the 2011 Mission, are self-financed by candidates or by the private sector.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
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24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
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25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
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26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
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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?
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    “There is no direct public financing in St. Lucia, either normatively or in practice.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

    "The only provision for public financing is for elected parliamentarians who receive an equal amount of money to maintain constituency branches." Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2006, Secretariat for Political Affairs, OAS, 2007

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
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    Opposition parties complain that the ruling party makes unfair use of the Government Information Service (GIS) and the recently established, government-owned National Television Network (NTN), both of which are overseen by the Department of Information Service (DIS). To the degree that this is true, it is balanced somewhat by the provision of a small amount of free airtime on the partially government owned Radio St. Still, the ruling party remains at an advantage as the time allotted is based on a political party’s relative strength in parliament. During the last elections in 2001, for example, Radio St. Lucia gave one fifteen-minute and one twenty-minute slot to the ruling party, one twenty-minute slot to the official opposition party, one ten-minute slot to any other party that had nominated candidates, and a five-minute slot to independent candidates.” Source: Ryan, Selwyn, Disclosure and Enforcement of Political Party and Campaign Financing in CARICOM States in Griner, Steven & Zovatto, Daniel (ed. by) (2005), From Grassroots to the Airwaves: Paying for Political Parties and Campaigns in The Caribbean, The Organization of American States (OAS) and International IDEA, Washington D.C, 2005

33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeShare of seats | Other
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    Allocation may vary between elections; in 2001 elections most time given to government party, less to official opposition party, even less to other parties that nominated candidates.

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    "Opposition parties complain that the ruling party makes unfair use of the Government Information Service (GIS) and the recently established, government-owned National Television Network (NTN), both of which are overseen by the Department of Information Service (DIS). To the degree that this is true, it is balanced somewhat by the provision of a small amount of free airtime on the partially government owned Radio St. Still, the ruling party remains at an advantage as the time allotted is based on a political party’s relative strength in parliament. During the last elections in 2001, for example, Radio St. Lucia gave one fifteen-minute and one twenty-minute slot to the ruling party, one twenty-minute slot to the official opposition party, one ten-minute slot to any other party that had nominated candidates, and a five-minute slot to independent candidates.” Source: Ryan, Selwyn, Disclosure and Enforcement of Political Party and Campaign Financing in CARICOM States in Griner, Steven & Zovatto, Daniel (ed. by) (2005), From Grassroots to the Airwaves: Paying for Political Parties and Campaigns in The Caribbean, The Organization of American States (OAS) and International IDEA, Washington D.C, 2005

34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
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    Opposition parties complain that the ruling party makes unfair use of the Government Information Service (GIS) and the recently established, government-owned National Television Network (NTN), both of which are overseen by the Department of Information Service (DIS). To the degree that this is true, it is balanced somewhat by the provision of a small amount of free airtime on the partially government owned Radio St. Still, the ruling party remains at an advantage as the time allotted is based on a political party’s relative strength in parliament. During the last elections in 2001, for example, Radio St. Lucia gave one fifteen-minute and one twenty-minute slot to the ruling party, one twenty-minute slot to the official opposition party, one ten-minute slot to any other party that had nominated candidates, and a five-minute slot to independent candidates.” Source: Ryan, Selwyn, Disclosure and Enforcement of Political Party and Campaign Financing in CARICOM States in Griner, Steven & Zovatto, Daniel (ed. by) (2005), From Grassroots to the Airwaves: Paying for Political Parties and Campaigns in The Caribbean, The Organization of American States (OAS) and International IDEA, Washington D.C, 2005

35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • Code Elected parliamentarians recieve an equal amount of money to maintain constituency branches
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    Elected parliamentarians recieve an equal amount of money to maintain constituency branches

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    “The only provision for public financing is for elected parliamentarians who receive an equal amount of money to maintain constituency branches.“ Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2006, Secretariat for Political Affairs, OAS, 2007

36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
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37. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
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38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
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    “BRIBERY - The following persons shall be deemed guilty of bribery within the meaning of this Act?(a) Every person who, directly or indirectly, by himself or herself or by any other person on his or her 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 other person in order to induce any elector to vote or refrain from voting, or corruptly does any such act aforesaid on account of any elector having voted or refrained from voting at any election.” Source: Article 78, Chapter 1.02, Elections Act, 2008

39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
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    There are no regulations that limit campaign expenditures.

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    “There are no regulations that limit campaign expenditures by political parties or restrictions on the most costly aspects of a campaign, known as triggers of expenditure.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
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41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no regulations that limit campaign expenditures

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    “There are no regulations that limit campaign expenditures by political parties or restrictions on the most costly aspects of a campaign, known as triggers of expenditure.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
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43. Are there limits on the amount that third parties can spend on election campaign activities?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no regulations that limit campaign expenditures

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    “There are no regulations that limit campaign expenditures by political parties or restrictions on the most costly aspects of a campaign, known as triggers of expenditure.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no regulations that limit campaign expenditures

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    “There are no regulations that limit campaign expenditures by political parties or restrictions on the most costly aspects of a campaign, known as triggers of expenditure.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no regulations that limit campaign expenditures

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    “There are no regulations that limit campaign expenditures by political parties or restrictions on the most costly aspects of a campaign, known as triggers of expenditure.” Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

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?
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    “The only piece of legislature [sic] relating to the need for politicians to disclose is the Integrity in Public Life Act of 2002' [This relates to asset disclosure by MPs].” Source: Ryan, Selwyn, Disclosure and Enforcement of Political Party and Campaign Financing in CARICOM States in Griner, Steven & Zovatto, Daniel (ed. by) (2005), From Grassroots to the Airwaves: Paying for Political Parties and Campaigns in The Caribbean, The Organization of American States (OAS) and International IDEA, Washington D.C, 2005

    "St. Lucia has no norms that require political parties to apply standardized mechanisms to register the flows of campaign funds, nor does it regulate administration of said resources. Though the lack of norms in the area of accountability does not translate into a complete absence of reporting practices, it leads to discretion and arbitrariness; parties simply apply those mechanisms that they prefer or those that are most applicable to their electoral financing strategies." Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

     

48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
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    “The only piece of legislature [sic] relating to the need for politicians to disclose is the Integrity in Public Life Act of 2002' [This relates to asset disclosure by MPs].” Source: Ryan, Selwyn, Disclosure and Enforcement of Political Party and Campaign Financing in CARICOM States in Griner, Steven & Zovatto, Daniel (ed. by) (2005), From Grassroots to the Airwaves: Paying for Political Parties and Campaigns in The Caribbean, The Organization of American States (OAS) and International IDEA, Washington D.C, 2005

    "St. Lucia has no norms that require political parties to apply standardized mechanisms to register the flows of campaign funds, nor does it regulate administration of said resources. Though the lack of norms in the area of accountability does not translate into a complete absence of reporting practices, it leads to discretion and arbitrariness; parties simply apply those mechanisms that they prefer or those that are most applicable to their electoral financing strategies." Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
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    “The only piece of legislature [sic] relating to the need for politicians to disclose is the Integrity in Public Life Act of 2002' [This relates to asset disclosure by MPs].” Source: Ryan, Selwyn, Disclosure and Enforcement of Political Party and Campaign Financing in CARICOM States in Griner, Steven & Zovatto, Daniel (ed. by) (2005), From Grassroots to the Airwaves: Paying for Political Parties and Campaigns in The Caribbean, The Organization of American States (OAS) and International IDEA, Washington D.C, 2005

    "St. Lucia has no norms that require political parties to apply standardized mechanisms to register the flows of campaign funds, nor does it regulate administration of said resources. Though the lack of norms in the area of accountability does not translate into a complete absence of reporting practices, it leads to discretion and arbitrariness; parties simply apply those mechanisms that they prefer or those that are most applicable to their electoral financing strategies." Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

50. Do third parties have to report on election campaign finances?
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51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
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53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
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    "St. Lucia has no norms that require political parties to apply standardized mechanisms to register the flows of campaign funds, nor does it regulate administration of said resources." Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
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    "St. Lucia has no norms that require political parties to apply standardized mechanisms to register the flows of campaign funds, nor does it regulate administration of said resources." Source: Organization of American States, Final Report of the Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia General Election 2011, OAS  Secretariat for Political Affairs, 2012

55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
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57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
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58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
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    “The only piece of legislature [sic] relating to the need for politicians to disclose is the Integrity in Public Life Act of 2002' [This relates to asset disclosure by MPs].” Source: Ryan, Selwyn, Disclosure and Enforcement of Political Party and Campaign Financing in CARICOM States in Griner, Steven & Zovatto, Daniel (ed. by) (2005), From Grassroots to the Airwaves: Paying for Political Parties and Campaigns in The Caribbean, The Organization of American States (OAS) and International IDEA, Washington D.C, 2005

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