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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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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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    Allcontributions must  be channeled through the nominating political party.

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5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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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?
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?
13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
  • CodeYes
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    Public media and state officials must be neutral

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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?
  • CodeYes, for both natural and legal persons
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    ARTICLE 10 MAXIMUM VALUE OF DONATIONMaximum value of donation on at annual level that a natural person may give to political entities for regular work shall not exceed 20 average monthly salaries.Maximum value of donation at annual level that a legal entity may give to political entities for regular work shall not exceed 200 average monthly salaries.Donations exceeding at annual level one average monthly salary are published.A political entity is required to publish each donation referred in paragraph 3 of this article on its web site within eight days from the date the value of donation has exceeded the amount of one monthly average salary. (Source: Law on Financing Political Activities)

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?
  • Code Annual limit is 20 average monthly salaries (person); 200 average monthly salaries (legal entity)
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16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
17. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election, what is the limit?
  • Code Limit is 20 average monthly salaries annually/person (200 for legal entities)
  • CommentLimit is per calendar year in which elections are held, regardless of the number of elections.
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18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • Code Limit is 20 average monthly salaries annually/person (200 for legal entities)
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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, both regularly provided funding and in relation to campaigns
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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
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeProportional to votes received
  • CommentFunds allocated as flat rate by votes received, though the number of votes up to 5% of valid votes is multiplied with a quotient of 1.5, and the number of votes over 5% of valid votes of all voters with a coefficient of 1.
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeOngoing party activities
  • CommentProvision is vague, referring to 'other similar activities'.
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
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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?
  • CodeYes
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  • SourceBroadcasting Act
35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • Code Political entities can benefit equally from various 'services and goods'.
  • CommentPolitical entities can benefit equally from various 'services and goods'.
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36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentIndirect provision - The election Law demands that parties have at least one third of candidates of each gender. Parties not complying could not participate election processes at all and consequently cannot obtain state funding.
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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
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48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
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49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
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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
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeYes
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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?
  • CodeSpecial institution
  • CommentAnti-corruption Agency
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeYes, auditing agency | Yes, institution for this purpose
  • CommentAnti-corruption Agency and State Audit Institution
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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 | Forfeiture | Loss of public funding
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