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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
  • CodeNo
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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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15. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
  • CodeNo
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17. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
  • CodeNo
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19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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20. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
  • CodeNo
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21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
  • CodeNo
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24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
  • CodeNo
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27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?
  • CodeNo
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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, regularly provided funding
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    The 1984 Law on the Payment of Contributions to political parties  allocates a total amount of CHF 710 000, which is to be split between the various parties which a) are represented in parliament or b) have participated in the last elections in the two constituencies and obtained at least 3% of the total number of votes. This amount is distributed among the benefiting parties proportionally to the number of votes and paid in semiannual instalments. In addition, a flat fee of CHF 55 000 is allocated annually to each party represented in the Landtag to help them pursue purposes of political education, public relations and participation in public policy development.

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    Law on the payment of contributions to political parties 1984, Articles 1 - 4.

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeShare of seats in previous election
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    Representation in Parliament or at least three percent of the votes in the previous election. 

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    Law on the payment of contributions to political parties 1984, Articles 1 - 4.

30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeEqual | Proportional to votes received
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    One fixed sum equal to all parties represented in parliament, one sum proportional to votes gained in the previous election

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    Law on the payment of contributions to political parties 1984, Articles 1 - 4.

31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeOngoing party activities
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    A fee of CHF 55 000 is allocated annually to each party represented in the Landtag to help them pursue purposes of political education, public relations and participation in public policy development.

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    Law on the payment of contributions to political parties 1984, Articles 1 - 4.

32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Law on promotion of the media 2006 provides for state support in particular to the printed media; one condition to benefit from it is that there are at least 10 publications per year.

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    Law on promotion of the media 2006

33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeNot applicable
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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeNo
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35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeNo
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36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeNo
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37. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
  • CodeNo
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38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeYes
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    Penal Code 1988, Section 18.

39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeNo
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40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
  • CodeNo
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42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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43. Are there limits on the amount that third parties can spend on election campaign activities?
  • CodeNo
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44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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46. Do any other restrictions on online media advertisement (beyond limits) exist?
  • CodeNo
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47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
  • CodeYes
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    The Government, through its Financial Affairs Unit, receives the financial statements in support of the annual request for the payment of the public subsidy to the political parties.  The Government is entitled  to appoint an independent audit firm.

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    Law on the payment of contributions to political parties 1984, Article 6.

48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
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49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
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50. Do third parties have to report on election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
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51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
  • CodeYes
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    The annual financial statements have to be published in an appropriate manner.

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    Law on the payment of contributions to political parties 1984, Article 6.

52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeNo
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53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
  • CodeNo
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54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
  • CodeNo
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55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeOther
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    The government, which may hire an independent auditing firm for the task. 

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    Law on the payment of contributions to political parties 1984, Article 6.

56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeNo
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    According to Art. 6 in the Act on the Allocation of Contributions to Political Parties, the political parties are the ones responsible for maintaining accurate records of the use of the contributions and keeping the related documents on file. The annual financial statements must be published in a suitable form. However, the Government is authorised to commission an independent auditing company to carry out the audit.

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    Act on the Allocation of Contributions to Political Parties (1984), Art. 6. 

57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
  • Code Not applicable
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    According to Art. 6 in the Act on the Allocation of Contributions to Political Parties (1984), the political parties are the ones responsible for maintaining accurate records of the use of the contributions and keeping the related documents on file. The annual financial statements must be published in a suitable form. However, the Government is authorised to commission an independent auditing company to carry out the audit.

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    Act on the Allocation of Contributions to Political Parties (1984), Art. 6. 

58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeNone
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