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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
  • Comment.
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3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentThe campaign of a candidate list, candidate or party can only be funded by natural persons, with a maximum of twenty times the mandatory minimum wage per person for non-farming sectors in legislative elections, and thirty times in presidential elections and referendums, for each candidate list, candidate or party.
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4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentThe campaign of a candidate list, candidate or party can only be funded by natural persons, with a maximum of twenty times the mandatory minimum wage per person for non-farming sectors in legislative elections, and thirty times in presidential elections and referendums, for each candidate list, candidate or party.
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5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentAll donations fromlegal entities banned
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6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment.
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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
  • CommentPrivate donations are banned.
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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
  • Comment.
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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 natural persons
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    P 13, 'donations of private individuals are authorized but are limited to 60 000 Dinars per year and per person' (Source: Jouan, Barbara (2012) Assessment of the legal framework and practices related to campaign finance during the National Constituent Assembly elections. Final Report, IFES)

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 60,000 dinar [I$ 80,000]
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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 Twenty times the minimum wage. Thirty times in presidential elections and referendums.
  • CommentTwenty times the mandatory minimum wage per person for non-farming sectors in legislative elections, and thirty times in presidential elections and referendums, for each candidate list, candidate or party.
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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 Twenty times the minimum wage. Thirty times in presidential elections and referendums
  • CommentTwenty times the mandatory minimum wage per person for non-farming sectors in legislative elections, and thirty times in presidential elections and referendums, for each candidate list, candidate or party.
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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, in relation to campaigns
  • CommentFunds are provided in two installments before and after elections
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeParticipation in election
  • CommentHalf the funds provided to all parties participating in elections. Second half is provided after the results have been announced. A full refund is mandatory if the party does not gain 3% of the vote in the election.
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeEqual
  • CommentA grant is allocated as public assistance to referendum campaign funding for the benefit ofparliamentary parties participating in a referendum, to be divided equally among them.
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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?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentIt is not clear if these rules are permanent.
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33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentThe Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA) guarantees the right of access to means of audiovisual communication to all political groups during the precampaigning period. Time shares, distribution and broadcasting time of programs are allocated to the various candidates, candidate lists or parties.
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35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeNo
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36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentNothing in the election law address the issues of gender equality
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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
  • CommentParties are not allowed to spend more than 5% of their total expenditure on gifts and donations to the public, otherwise it is considered vote buying.
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39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeYes
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40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • Code Three times the public funding provided.
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41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
  • CodeYes
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42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
  • Code The limit is three times the amount provided in public funding
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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
  • CommentAnnually
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48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentWithin 30 days of announcement of final results.
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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?
  • CodeAuditing agency
  • CommentCourt of Accounts
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeEMB | Auditing agency
  • CommentISIE and Court of Auditors.
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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 | Loss of elected office
  • CommentElection results can be invalidated in case a winning candidate has not complied with political finance provisions.
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