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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 data
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3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentAnonymous contributions are prohibited. However, in the exceptional case of fund-raising events, and when the amount to be donated is not large, anonymous donations are allowed. The total amount of anonymous donations needs to be made explicit in the parties' financial accounts.
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8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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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 data
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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?
  • CodeNo data
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16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
  • CodeNo data
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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?
  • CodeNo data
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18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
  • CodeNo data
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19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • CodeNo data
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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
  • CommentOnly available to political parties with Parliamentary representation.
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeProportional to seats received
  • CommentProportional to seats in Parliament.
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeNo data
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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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35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentThe Electoral Commission provides prearranged and approved spaces for electoral advertisment.?
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36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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37. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment.
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39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentEach list participating in elections is subject to a limit of expenses sustained by the list itself and its candidates. Their spending should not exceed 100%?of the contribution given to the largest group in the Council.
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40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • Code Expenditures by a list and its candidates should not exceed 100% of the public contribution given to the largest group in the Council
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41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentEach list participating in the electoral campaign is subject to a maximum limit of expenditures, sustained by the list itself and its candidates, which should not exceed 100% of the contribution given to the largest group in the Council. 
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42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
  • Code Spending by an election list and its candidates should not exceed 100% of the contribution given to the largest group in the Council.
  • CommentEach list participating in the electoral campaign is subject to a maximum limit of expenditures, sustained by the list itself and?its candidates, which should not exceed 100%?of the contribution given to the largest group in the Council.?
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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
  • CommentReport on expenses.
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49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentCandidates have to report on tax payments and shareholding in companies, but not about their campaign finance.
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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
  • CommentParties and movements qualifying for funding are required to each year file a report on the budget for the previous year with the 'Segreteria Istituzionale', which then makes the reports public through the press.
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeSometimes
  • CommentYes, if above EUR 3,000.
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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?
  • CodeEMB | Auditing agency
  • CommentThe Permanent Board of Elections (Giunta Permanente delle elezioni).External certified auditors (Collegio di tre revisori contabili iscritti nel Registro dei Revisori Contabili).
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeNo data
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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?
  • CodeNo data
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