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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
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2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
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3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
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    "Parties cannot receive donations and bequests from commercial, industrial and services corporations."  Source: Article 23, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques.

4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
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5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
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6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
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7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    There is no mention of anonymous donations to political parties in the law.
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8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    There is no mention of anonymous donations to candidates in the law.
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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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11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
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12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
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13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
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    "The use of posessions and resources of a public corporation, institution or a public body is forbidden". Source: Article 73, Loi n 2016-048 du 17 octobre  2016 portant loi electorale, 2016

14. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period?
  • CodeYes, for both natural and legal persons
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    There is no limit on the contributions of party members (own revenues) Source: Article 22, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

    However: "The cummulative amount contributed  to a party by donors cannot exceed 50% of its own revenues.  Source: Article 24, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

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?
  • CodeYes, for both natural and legal persons
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    The cummulative amount contributed  to a party by donors cannot exceed 50% of its own revenues.  Source: Article 24, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

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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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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21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
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22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
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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?
  • CodeYes, regularly provided funding
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    “Political parties receive funding from the state, registered in the state budget at 0.25% of tax revenues.”Source: Article 29, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeRepresentation in elected body | Share of votes in previous election | Participation in election | Parties with elected women Deputies and Counsellors
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    15% provided to all parties that participated in last legislative and municipal elections, to parties with elected Deputies 40% and Counsellors 35% , remaining 10% provided to parties with elected women Deputies and Counsellors

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    "The annual appropriations for the funding of political parties are divided into four fractions: - A first fraction of 15% of appropriations to fund the parties who participated in last legislative and municipal elections; - A second portion equal to 40% of the funds is to finance political parties in proportion to the number of Deputies; - A third fraction equal to 35% of the funds is to finance political parties in proportion to the number of counselors, - A fourth fraction equal to 10% of the funds is to finance political parties in proportion to the number of women elected at 5% for deputies and 5% for municipal counselors." Source: Article 29, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeProportional to votes received | Proportional to seats received | Proportional to candidates fielded
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    15% provided to all parties that participated in last legislative and municipal elections, to parties with elected Deputies 40% and Counsellors 35% , remaining 10% provided to parties with elected women Deputies and Counsellors

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    "The annual allocations of funding for political parties are divided into four fractions: - A first fraction of 15% of appropriations is to fund the parties who participated in the last legislative and municipal elections; - A second portion equal to 40% of the funds is to finance political parties in proportion to the number of Deputies; - A third fraction equal to 35% of the funds is to finance political parties in proportion to the number of counselors, - A fourth fraction equal to 10% of the funds is to finance political parties in proportion to the number of women elected at 5% for deputies and 5% for municipal counselors." Source: Article 29, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

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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    "Candidates, political parties and blocs of political parties can use for their campaign the state media (radio, television, print). The National Committee for Equal Acess to media will ensure equal access to public media for candidates, political parties [...]" Source: Article 71, Loi n 2016-048 du 17 octobre  2016 portant loi electorale, 2016

     

33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeEqual | None
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    THe law does not specify the criteria for access allocation.

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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
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    "Candidates, political parties and blocs of political parties can use for their campaign the state media (radio, television, print). The National Committee for Equal Acess to media will ensure equal access to public media for candidates, political parties [...]" Source: Article 71, Loi n 2016-048 du 17 octobre  2016 portant loi electorale, 2016

35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeTax relief
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    "Only income from political parties' profitable activites is taxed." Source: Article 28, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeYes
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    10% of pbluc funding is proportionately shared among political parties which have women elected as deputies or municipal counselors.
     

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    "The annual appropriations for the funding of political parties are divided into four fractions: - [...] - A fourth fraction equal to 10% of the funds is to finance political parties in proportion to the number of women elected at 5% for deputies and 5% for municipal counselors." Source: Article 29, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

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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    "Advertising practices of a commercial nature, donations and gifts in cash or in kind for the purposes of propaganda to influence or attempt to influence the vote during the election campaign is prohibited." Source: Article 73, Loi n 2016-048 du 17 octobre  2016 portant loi electorale, 2016

    "Anyone who, with donations or gifts in cash or in kind, with promises of gifts, favors, public or private employment or other benefits, will influence or attempt to influence the vote of one or more voters, directly, or through, a third person by the same means, anyone who will determine or will try to determine one or more voters to abstain, shall be punished with one to five years imprisonment and a fine of one hundred thousand (100,000) to one million (1,000,000) francs CFA." Source: Article 130, Loi n 2016-048 du 17 octobre  2016 portant loi electorale, 2016

39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
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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?
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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?
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44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
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45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
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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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    "Political parties are required to file no later than March 31 of each year their annual accounts for the year to the Accounts Section of the Supreme Court." Source: Article 27, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
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49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
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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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    "By the end of the reporting year, the Accounts (Audit) Office of the Supreme Court issues a verification report which is made public." Source: Article 27, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

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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    "The parties' financial reports have to include a general overview of their income from commercial activities and from donations, legacies and gifts."
    Source: Article 27, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
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55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeMinistry | Court
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    "At the end of yearly budgetary excerise, the partier submit a finacial report to the Ministry  of Territorial Administration" Source: Article 24, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

    "Political parties submit their yearly fiancial reports to the the Accounts Office of the Supreme Court" Source: Article 27, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeYes, court
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    "The Accounts (Audit) Office shall verify the morality of revenue and expenditure, and the fairness of the accounts of the party. It may require any supporting evidence and explanations necessary to the accomplishment of its mission. It has access to all documents, statements and financial books." Source: Article 27, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

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?
  • CodeFines | Prison | Loss of public funding
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    "Anyone who [...] with donations or gifts in cash or in kind, with promises of gifts, favors, public or private employment or other benefits, will influence or attempt to influence the vote of one or more voters, directly, or through, a third person by the same means, anyone who will determine or will try to determine one or more voters to abstain, shall be punished with one to five years imprisonment and a fine of hundred thousand (100,000) to one million (1,000,000) francs." Source: Article 130, Loi n 2016-048 du 17 octobre  2016 portant loi electorale, 2016

    "The production of false report by any political party entails the loss of public funding for the next year, without prejudice to criminal prosecution." Source: Article 30, Loi n° 05-047 du 18 août 2005 portant Charte des partis politiques, 2005

     

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