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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Art 54 ‘Political candidates or parties are prohibited from financing the activities of the electoral campaign in any cash, in kind, donations, donations, or assistance from an external or foreign source, directly or indirectly, under legal accountability.’

    Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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    Art 54 ‘Political candidates or parties are prohibited from financing the activities of the electoral campaign in any cash, in kind, donations, donations, or assistance from an external or foreign source, directly or indirectly, under legal accountability.’

    Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    Art 54 ‘Political candidates or parties are prohibited from financing the activities of the electoral campaign in any cash, in kind, donations, donations, or assistance from an external or foreign source, directly or indirectly, under legal accountability.’

    Art 55 ‘Candidates or political parties may finance campaign activity From the following sources: 1) The financial contributions of the candidates. 2. Financial support from parties.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Art 54 ‘Political candidates or parties are prohibited from financing the activities of the electoral campaign in any cash, in kind, donations, donations, or assistance from an external or foreign source, directly or indirectly, under legal accountability.’

    Art 55 ‘Candidates or political parties may finance campaign activity From the following sources: 1) The financial contributions of the candidates. 2. Financial support from parties.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    Art 54 ‘Political candidates or parties are prohibited from financing the activities of the electoral campaign in any cash, in kind, donations, donations, or assistance from an external or foreign source, directly or indirectly, under legal accountability.’

    Art 55 ‘Candidates or political parties may finance campaign activity From the following sources: 1) The financial contributions of the candidates. 2. Financial support from parties.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Art 54 ‘Political candidates or parties are prohibited from financing the activities of the electoral campaign in any cash, in kind, donations, donations, or assistance from an external or foreign source, directly or indirectly, under legal accountability.’

    Art 55 ‘Candidates or political parties may finance campaign activity From the following sources: 1) The financial contributions of the candidates. 2. Financial support from parties.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo, but specific limit
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    Art 57. 3 'The final account submitted under the provisions of the preceding two paragraphs shall indicate all funds used in the electoral campaign and their sources, provided that such account is audited by a legal accountant for political parties.' Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo, but specific limit
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    Art 57. 3 'The final account submitted under the provisions of the preceding two paragraphs shall indicate all funds used in the electoral campaign and their sources, provided that such account is audited by a legal accountant for political parties.' Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

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?
  • CodeNo
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12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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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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    Art 53 ‘In any way, the use of public office or public funds is prohibited in the electoral campaign of the candidate, and does not fall within the places set by the state and the local administration units at the disposal of candidates and political parties.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

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?
  • CodeNot applicable
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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?
  • CodeNot applicable
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20. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
  • CodeNo data
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21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    Not allowed.

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    Art 54 ‘Political candidates or parties are prohibited from financing the activities of the electoral campaign in any cash, in kind, donations, donations, or assistance from an external or foreign source, directly or indirectly, under legal accountability.’  Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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    Not Allowed.

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     Art 54 ‘Political candidates or parties are prohibited from financing the activities of the electoral campaign in any cash, in kind, donations, donations, or assistance from an external or foreign source, directly or indirectly, under legal accountability.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
  • CodeNo
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    Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo data
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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 data
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27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?
  • CodeYes
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    Art54 'Political candidates or parties are prohibited from financing the activities of the electoral campaign in any cash, in kind, donations, donations, or assistance from an external or foreign source, directly or indirectly, under legal accountability.' Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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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?
  • CodeNo
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    Art 55.5 ‘Candidates or political parties may finance campaign activity From the following sources: (…)Office, fuel, vehicle and transport costs, media coverage and hospitality expenses for campaign purposes.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

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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    Art 55.5 ‘Candidates or political parties may finance campaign activity From the following sources: (…)Office, fuel, vehicle and transport costs, media coverage and hospitality expenses for campaign purposes.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeNo data
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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
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    Art 2.5 ‘Ensuring the right of voters to freely choose their representatives, the integrity and integrity of electoral processes, the right of candidates to monitor them, and the punishment of the perpetrators of their will.’

    Art 111 ‘Any person who, by force or threat by any means, tried to storm the polling station by force to prevent voters from choosing a candidate or forcing a voter or a hideout, shall be punished by imprisonment from one to three years and a fine of one hundred thousand Syrian Pounds to two hundred thousand Syrian Pounds. To change his mind. The punishment shall be increased to the maximum if he carries an apparent weapon.’

    Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

     

39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeNo
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    Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

     

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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    Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

     

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?
  • CodeNo data
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44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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    Art 55.5 ‘Candidates or political parties may finance campaign activity From the following sources: (…)Office, fuel, vehicle and transport costs, media coverage and hospitality expenses for campaign purposes.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo data
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46. Do any other restrictions on online media advertisement (beyond limits) exist?
  • CodeNo data
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47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
  • CodeNo data
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48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
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    Art 57 ‘1. Each presidential election candidate shall submit a final account of the income and expenses of his electoral campaign to the Court not later than thirty days from the date of the announcement of the final results of the elections. 2. Each candidate or political party for the elections has to submit a final account of the revenues and expenses of his electoral campaign to the Supreme Committee within thirty days of the elections. From the date of the final results. 3. The final account submitted under the provisions of the preceding two paragraphs shall indicate all funds used in the electoral campaign and their sources, provided that such account is audited by a legal accountant for political parties.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
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    Art 57 ‘1. Each presidential election candidate shall submit a final account of the income and expenses of his electoral campaign to the Court not later than thirty days from the date of the announcement of the final results of the elections. 2. Each candidate or political party for the elections has to submit a final account of the revenues and expenses of his electoral campaign to the Supreme Committee within thirty days of the elections. From the date of the final results. 3. The final account submitted under the provisions of the preceding two paragraphs shall indicate all funds used in the electoral campaign and their sources, provided that such account is audited by a legal accountant for political parties.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

50. Do third parties have to report on election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo data
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51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
  • CodeNo data
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeYes
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    Art 57.3 'The final account submitted under the provisions of the preceding two paragraphs shall indicate all funds used in the electoral campaign and their sources, provided that such account is audited by a legal accountant for political parties.’

53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
  • CodeNo
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    Aer 57.3 'The final account submitted under the provisions of the preceding two paragraphs shall indicate all funds used in the electoral campaign and their sources, provided that such account is audited by a legal accountant for political parties.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
  • CodeNo
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    Art 57.3 ‘The final account submitted under the provisions of the preceding two paragraphs shall indicate all funds used in the electoral campaign and their sources, provided that such account is audited by a legal accountant for political parties.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeYes, other
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    Art 57.2 ‘Each candidate or political party for the elections has to submit a final account of the revenues and expenses of his electoral campaign to the Supreme Committee within thirty days of the elections. From the date of the final results.’ Source 2014 The General Elections Law nr 5

     

57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeNo data
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58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeNo data
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