Nicaragua

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Question Value
1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 103

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 103

3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 103

4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 103

5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 103

6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 103

7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 103

8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 103

9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículos 103, 104 

10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículos 103, 104 

11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 103

12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 103

13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    There's a ban on receiving donations from state institutions

  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 103

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
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral

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?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral

16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source
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
  • Comment
  • Source
18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source
19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
  • Comment
  • Source
20. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source
21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment
  • Source
22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment
  • Source
23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment
  • Source
24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source
25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 99

26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Constitución Política de la República de Nicaragua, Artículo 147

27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?
  • CodeSometimes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 104

Question Value
28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, in relation to campaigns
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 99

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • Code Share of votes in previous election 4%
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 99

30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeProportional to votes received
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 91

31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeCampaign spending
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 90

32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    State owned media (radio and television) and during electoral campaigns.

  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 90

33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeShare of votes in preceding election
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 99

34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 104

35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeTax relief
  • Comment

    Donations to parties are tax exempt and parties can import campaign materials without paying customs fees.

  • Source
36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source
37. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 174

Question Value
38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Vote buying is a criminal offence sanctioned with imprisonment for 6 to 12 months.

  • Source
39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source
40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment
  • Source
41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source
42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment
  • Source
43. Are there limits on the amount that third parties can spend on election campaign activities?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source
44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeYes, for political parties
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 90

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

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47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Annually

  • Source

    Ley Electoral

48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículos 63, 104

49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículos 63, 104 

50. Do third parties have to report on election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral

51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
  • CodeSometimes
  • Comment

    Information has to be available for Contraloría General de la República but it doesn't state it will be published then by them

  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 104

52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 104

53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
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54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source
55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeSpecial institution
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 10

56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeYes, institution for this purpose
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 10

57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeCarry out investigation | Request additional information from potential violator | Impose sanctions
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículo 106

58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Prison | Deregistration of party | Suspension of political party
  • Comment
  • Source

    Ley Electoral, Artículos 72, 73, 74, 105, 173 

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