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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?
  • CodeYes, above certain threshold
  • CommentAnonymous donations are not banned per se, but the name and address of the donor must be registered if the donation exceeds ?1000, thereby making some information about the donation public.
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9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • 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 data
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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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    NA

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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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    NA

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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?
21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?

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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, regularly
  • CommentBLANK
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeRepresentation in elected body | Number of members
  • CommentParties must win at least one seat in the first or second chamber in the last election, and must also have least 1,000?members.
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeEqual | Proportional to seats received
  • CommentFixed amount, an amount proportional to the number of seats obtained, and an amount dependent on the number of members of (all) political parties. (Additional and different allocation procedures apply for parties with a research institutes or youth organizations)
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeCampaign spending | Ongoing party activities | Intra-party institution
  • CommentThere are specific provisions on the use of grant money received ?for youth organisations and political research institutes, as well as maintaining contacts with and engaging in training and education of sister parties outside the country.
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentPolitical parties with Parliamentary representation have the right to free hours of airtime in public media. Extra time is given to parties that field candidates in all polling districts for the House of Representatives, or take part in European Parliament elections.
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33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeEqual
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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeNo
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35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeYes
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    Political parties recognized as 'institutions for the general benefit' have tax benefits. Places provided for posters.?

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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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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?
44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
46. Do any other restrictions on online media advertisement (beyond limits) exist?

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47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentAnnually for political parties?that receive public funding, together with their application for further public funding. ?
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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?
51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentFinancial accounts are made public.
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeSometimes
  • CommentThe identity of donations over 4,500 euro must be revealed.
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53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeMinistry
  • CommentMinistry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.?Commission appointed by the Minister of Interior and Kingdom Relations (Commissie toezicht financi?n politieke partijen)
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeMinistry
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    Ministry of the Interior

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57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Prison | Loss of public funding
  • CommentImprisonment?or fine can be imposed for vote buying, and public funding can be withheld in certain situations.
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