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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    However, receiving money from a foreign power or someone acting on behalf of a foreign power is a criminal offence if the purpose is to influence public opinion in matters fundamental to the governance of the country or a matter of national security (within the purview of Parliament or the government).

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2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    However, receiving money from a foreign power or someone acting on behalf of a foreign power is a criminal offence if the purpose is to influence public opinion in matters fundamental to the governance of the country or a matter of national security (within the purview of Parliament or the government).

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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
  • CommentOnly the finances of candidates who successfully run a personal campaign are regulated by law.
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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
  • CommentOnly the finances of candidates who successfully run a personal campaign are regulated by law.
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7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentHowever, political parties that receive anonymous donations are not eligible for public funding (from 2015).
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8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentHowever, if a candidate has successfully run a personal campaign receives anonymous donations, the political party she/he represents will not be eligible for public funding (from 2015).
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9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    Art 6: " En intäktsredovisning ska innehålla uppgifter om storleken av: 8. bidrag från företag, organisationer, föreningar och andra sammanslutningar samt från stiftelser och fonder" (Source: Lag (2014:105) om insyn i finansiering av partier)

     
10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Only the finances of candidates who successfully run a personal campaign are regulated by law.

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    Art 4: " Om någon efter ett personval har utsetts till ledamot eller ersättare för en ledamot av riksdagen eller Europaparlamentet, ska partiets intäktsredovisning avse även ledamotens eller ersättarens personvalskampanj. Art 6: "En intäktsredovisning ska innehålla uppgifter om storleken av: 8. bidrag från företag, organisationer, föreningar och andra sammanslutningar samt från stiftelser och fonder" (Source: Lag (2014:105) om insyn i finansiering av partier)

     
11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    Art 6: "En intäktsredovisning ska innehålla uppgifter om storleken av: 8. bidrag från företag, organisationer, föreningar och andra sammanslutningar samt från stiftelser och fonder " (Source: Lag (2014:105) om insyn i finansiering av partier)

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

    Only the finances of candidates who successfully run a personal campaign are regulated by law.

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    Art 4. " Om någon efter ett personval har utsetts till ledamot eller ersättare för en ledamot av riksdagen eller Europaparlamentet, ska partiets intäktsredovisning avse även ledamotens eller ersättarens personvalskampanj. Art 6, En intäktsredovisning ska innehålla uppgifter om storleken av: 8. bidrag från företag, organisationer, föreningar och andra sammanslutningar samt från stiftelser och fonder..." (Source: Lag (2014:105) om insyn i finansiering av partier)

     
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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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?
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
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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 | Not having accepted anonymous donations.
  • CommentRepresentation in Parliament in one of the two latest elections, or gaining at least 2.5% of the vote in the most recent election (local government authorities can use different rules). Party must also not have received anonymous donations.
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeEqual | Proportional to votes received | Proportional to seats received
  • CommentFunding is partly equal and partly by seats gained in the preceding election (Parliamentary parties only); for eligible parties without Parliamentary representation allocation is proportional to votes gained.
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeNo
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeNo
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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?
  • Code Party secretariats enjoy free access to premises and technical equipment in the Riksdag building.
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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
  • CommentOnly on income, and only for the central level of the party. Parties with an income of less than a set threshold (half the ?prisbasbelopp?) need not submit financial reports.
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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
  • CommentHowever, annual reports from parties must include financial information about party candidates successfully personal election campaigns
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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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    On the websiteof the Kammarkollegiet (the website publication will however not include the identity of physical persons making donations; this information will only be available through the Kammarkollegiet office)

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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeSometimes
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    Parties are allowed to receive anonymous donations (though if they do they lose their right to public funding). If they know the identity of a donor, they must report the identity if the total value of donations exceed the threshold (half the "prisbasbelopp")

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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?
  • CodeOther
  • CommentKammarkollegiet
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeOther
  • CommentKammarkollegiet
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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
  • CommentFines can be imposed if a party fails to submit financial reports or submit inaccurate reports.
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