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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
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    “[...] The dissolution also intervenes: 1- If a party received directly or indirectly subsidies from abroad or foreigners living in Senegal [...].” Source: Article 4, Loi No 89-36 du 12 octobre 1989 modifiant la Loi No. 81-17 du 6 mai 1981 relative aux Partis Politiques

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?
  • CodeNo
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9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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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?
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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?
  • CodeYes
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    "During an election campaign it is prohibited to use public goods or resources for the purposes of this campaign [...]. In the event of a breach in the equality of candidates because of the use of public funds, the Court of Appeal is required to deliberate within forty-eight (48) hours." Source: Article L.61, Loi n° 2017-12 du 18 janvier 2017 portant Code electoral, 2017

14. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period?
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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?
  • CodeNo
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21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
  • CodeNo
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24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
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25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo data
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26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
  • CodeNo
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27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?
  • CodeNo
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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeNo public funding available
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeNot applicable
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeNot applicable
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeNot applicable
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
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    'Air time available to candidates is divided into two (02) fractions whose quota is determined by the media regulatory body: - A fraction of the time divided equally between all political parties, coalition of political parties or independent persons representing the lists of candidates; - A fraction of airtime allocated proportionally taking to account the parliamentary representation of political parties with presented lists of candidates.' Source: Article LO .184, Loi n° 2017-12 du 18 janvier 2017 portant Code electoral, 2017

     

33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeEqual | Share of seats
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    Equality (between all political parties) and proportionality (for the parliamentary representation) are considered while sharing the media access to political parties during legislative elections.

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    'The media regulatory body to ensure that the principle of equality between the candidates is respected in the information programs of public service broadcasting - television regarding the reproduction and feedback statements, writings, activities of the candidates and the presentation of their person.' Source: Article LO.131, Loi n° 2017-12 du 18 janvier 2017 portant Code electoral, 2017

    'Air time available to candidates is divided into two (02) fractions whose quota is determined by the media regulatory body: - A fraction of the time divided equally between all political parties, coalition of political parties or independent persons representing the lists of candidates; - A fraction of airtime allocated proportionally taking to account the parliamentary representation of political parties with presented lists of candidates.' Source: Article LO .184, Loi n° 2017-12 du 18 janvier 2017 portant Code electoral, 2017

     

34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeYes
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    'The media regulatory body to ensure that the principle of equality between the candidates is respected in the information programs of public service broadcasting - television regarding the reproduction and feedback statements, writings, activities of the candidates and the presentation of their person.' Source: Article LO.131, Loi n° 2017-12 du 18 janvier 2017 portant Code electoral, 2017

    'Air time available to candidates is divided into two (02) fractions whose quota is determined by the media regulatory body: - A fraction of the time divided equally between all political parties, coalition of political parties or independent persons representing the lists of candidates; - A fraction of airtime allocated proportionally taking to account the parliamentary representation of political parties with presented lists of candidates.' Source: Article LO .184, Loi n° 2017-12 du 18 janvier 2017 portant Code electoral, 2017

35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
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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?
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    'Whoever, through donations or gifts in cash or in kind, by promises of gifts, favors, public or private employment or other special advantages, made to influence the vote of one or many voters, obtained or attempted to obtain their votes, either directly or through a third party, shall be punished by three months to two years imprisonment and a fine of 20,000 to 200,000 CFA.' Source: Article L.106 Loi n° 2017-12 du 18 janvier 2017 portant Code electoral, 2017

    'Whoever, in order to influence the vote of an electoral college or a fraction of the college, made donations or gifts, promises of donations or administrative favors either to a municipality, or any community of citizens shall be punished by imprisonment for three (03) months to two (02) years and a fine of 20,000 to 200,000 FCFA.'  Source: Article L.108 Loi n° 2017-12 du 18 janvier 2017 portant Code electoral, 2017

39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
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40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
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41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
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42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
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43. Are there limits on the amount that third parties can spend on election campaign activities?
  • CodeNo
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44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
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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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    '[...] each party [...]- shall file annually at the latest on January 31, the financial account of the past year, the account must show that the party has no other resources than those from dues, donations and legacies of its national members and supporters and of the profits made on the occasion of events...' Source:  Article 3,  Loi No. 81-17 du 06 mai 1981 relative aux partis politiques.
48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
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    The law requires regular annual reporting , but it does not require specific reporting of financing in relation to election campaigns.

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49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
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    The law refers exclusively to political parties.

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50. Do third parties have to report on election campaign finances?
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51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeNo
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53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
  • CodeNo
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54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
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55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeMinistry
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    "Declarations and deposits provided for in Articles 2 and 3 shall be made, under  penalty of dissolution, to the Ministry of the Interior which issues a receipt." Source: Article 4, Loi No 89-36 du 12 octobre 1989 modifiant la Loi No. 81-17 du 6 mai 1981 relative aux Partis Politiques

56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeMinistry | Court
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    "The Court [of Audit] may also exercise control over the use of resources collected from the public as part of national campaigns appealing to public generosity undertaken by any public or private organization. The purpose of such control is to verify compliance of expenditures of these organizations [...]. If applicable, it may include checks with organizations that have been beneficiaries of the resources collected in these campaigns. Source: Article 27, Loi organique n°99-70 du 17 février 1999 sur la Cour des comptes, 1999"

57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeImpose sanctions
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58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Deregistration of party
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    'Whoever, through donations or gifts in cash or in kind, by promises of gifts, favors, public or private employment or other special advantages, made to influence the vote of one or many voters, obtained or attempted to obtain their votes, either directly or through a third party, shall be punished by three months to two years imprisonment and a fine of 20,000 to 200,000 CFA.' Source: Article 108, Loi n° 2017-12 du 18 janvier 2017 portant Code electoral, 2017

    "Declarations provided for in Articles 2 and 3 shall be made under  penalty of dissolution pronounced by the Minister of the Interior." Source: Article 4, Loi No. 89-36 du 12 octobre 1989 modifiant la Loi No. 81-17 du 6 mai 1981 relative aux Partis Politiques, 1989

     

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