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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu.

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
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3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
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5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
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7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
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9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
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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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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
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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
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

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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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

  • Source

    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

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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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
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19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
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20. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
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21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
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23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
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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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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu. The Public Procurement Law and regulations do not mention any such ban amongst their disqualifications.

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

     

    33 Evidence of qualification criteria
    (1) Subject to regulation 32, the following evidence may be requested from bidders to satisfy the qualification criteria established in the bidding documents.

     

    (2) Evidence of the bidders' technical abilities may be furnished by one or more of the following means according to the nature, quantity or importance, and use of the goods, works or non-consulting services, including evidence of:

     

    (a) experience and reliability;

     

    (b) financial resources, equipment and other physical facilities;

     

    (c) personnel;

     

    (e) managerial capability;

     

    (f) possession of the necessary professional and technical qualifications and competence; and

     

    (g) subject to the right of the bidder to protect its intellectual property rights and trade secrets, possession of the requisite intellectual property rights or trade secrets.

     

    (3) Evidence of the bidder's legal capacity to carry out the contract may be furnished by any of the following means, including evidence that:

     

    (a) it has satisfied all the legal requirements to carry on business in Tuvalu and, if the bidder has its headquarters outside Tuvalu, of his entitlement to carry on business in that jurisdiction;

     

    (b) the bidder is not insolvent, in bankruptcy, in receivership or under liquidation; and

     

    (c) legal proceedings have not been taken and are not reasonably anticipated to be taken that would materially affect the ability or the legal capacity of the bidder to carry out the contract.

     

    (4) As applicable, evidence may be provided that the bidder is in good standing with the Government and has fulfilled its obligations, to pay taxes, levies, license fees and other fees.

     

    (5) All bidders shall provide evidence of their integrity to the effect that the bidder and any director, officer, manager or supervisor of the bidder has not been, within a period of three years preceding the date of issuance of the invitation to bid:

     

    (a) convicted of any criminal offence, whether in the Tuvalu or elsewhere, relating to his professional conduct or the making of false statements or misrepresentations as to his qualifications to enter into a procurement contract, or involving dishonesty, or under anti-corruption legislation; or

     

    (b) suspended or debarred by administrative or judicial proceedings from participating in procurements, whether in Tuvalu or elsewhere.

    Source: Article 33, Public Procurement Regulations 2014


    The procuring entity shall disqualify a bidder if it finds that the information submitted in a bid concerning its qualifications is false or misleading or materially inaccurate or materially incomplete.

    Source: Article 34, Public Procurement Regfulations 2014

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?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

  • Source

    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeNot applicable
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

  • Source

    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeNot applicable
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

  • Source

    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

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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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

  • Source

    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

  • Source

    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeNot applicable
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
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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?
  • CodeNot applicable
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

  • Source

    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

37. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

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38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeYes
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    46 Persons to be deemed guilty of bribery

     

    (1) The following persons shall be deemed to be guilty of bribery within the meaning of this Part of this Act —

     

    (a) any person who directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, gives, lends, or agrees to give or lend, or offers, promises, or promises to procure or to endeavour to procure, any money or valuable consideration to or for any elector or to or for any person on behalf of any elector, or to or for any other person in order to induce such elector to vote or refrain from voting, or corruptly does any such act as aforesaid on account of any elector having voted or refrained from voting at any election;

     

    (b) any person who directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, gives or procures, or agrees to give or procure or to endeavour to procure, any office, place or employment to or for any elector, or to or for any other person, in order to induce such elector to vote or refrain from voting, or corruptly does any such act as aforesaid on account of any voting at any election;

     

    (c) any person who directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, makes any such gift, loan, offer, promise, procurement or agreement as aforesaid to or for any person, in order to induce such person to procure, or to endeavour to procure the return of any person as a member of Parliament or the vote of any elector at any election;

     

    (d) any person who, upon or in consequence of any such gift, loan, offer, promise, procurement or agreement, procures or engages, promises or endeavours to procure the return of any person as a member of Parliament or the vote of any elector at any election;

     

    (e) any person who advances or pays, or causes to be paid, any money to or for the use of any other person, with the intent that such money, or any part thereof, shall be expended in bribery at any election, or who knowingly pays or causes to be paid any money to any person in discharge or repayment of any money wholly or in part expended in bribery at any election;

     

    (f) any elector, who, before or during any election, directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, receives, agrees to receive, or contracts for any money, gift, loan or valuable consideration, office, place or employment for himself or for any other person, for voting or agreeing to vote, or for refraining or agreeing to refrain from voting at any election; and

     

    (g) any person who, after any election, directly or indirectly by himself or by any other person on his behalf receives any money or valuable consideration on account of any person having voted or refrained from voting, or having induced any other person to vote or refrain from voting at any election:

     

    Provided always that this section shall not extend or be construed to extend to any money paid or agreed to be paid for or on account of any legal expenses bona fide incurred at or concerning any election.

     

    Source: Article 46, Electoral Provisions (Parliament) Act, as amended to 2015

     

    47 Persons to be deemed guilty of treating

     

    (1) The following persons shall be deemed to be guilty of treating within the meaning of this Part of this Act —

     

    (a) any person who corruptly, by himself or by any other person, either before, during or after an election, directly gives, or provides, or pays, or promises to give, provide or pay, wholly or in part, the expenses of giving or providing any food, drink, entertainment or provision to or for any person, for the purpose of corruptly influencing that person, or any other person to vote or refrain from voting at such election, or on account of that person or any other person having voted or refrained from voting at such election; and

     

    (b) any elector who corruptly accepts or takes any such food, drink, entertainment or provision.

    Source: Article 47, Electoral Provisions (Parliament) Act, as amended to 2015

39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

  • Source

    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

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?
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44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
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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?
  • CodeNo
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There are no political parties in Tuvalu

  • Source

    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
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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?
  • CodeNo data
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu and no data on requirements for reporting by candidates

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeNo data
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu and no data on requirements for reporting by candidates

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
  • CodeNo data
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu and no data on requirements for reporting by candidates

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    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
  • CodeNo data
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu and no data on requirements for reporting by candidates

  • Source

    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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    There are no political parties in Tuvalu and no data on requirements for reporting by candidates

  • Source

    The elections involved only independent candidates, as there are no political parties in Tuvalu.

    Source: IPU Parline Database, Parliament of Tuvalu Last Elections (2015) at http://archive.ipu.org/Parline/reports/2327_E.htm accessed January 17 2018

56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
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57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
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58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Prison | Loss of nomination of candidate | Loss of political rights | Loss of elected office
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    Sanctions found relate only to the offences of bribery and treating in relation to elections

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    45 Penalty for bribery, treating and undue influence

     

    Any person who is guilty of bribery, treating or undue influence is guilty of an offence of corrupt practice and is liable to a fine of $1,000 and to imprisonment for 12 months.

    Source: Article 45, Electoral Provisions (Parliament) Act, as amended to 2015

     

    41 Corrupt practice

     

    (1) No election shall be valid if any corrupt or illegal practice is committed in connection therewith by the candidate elected or his agent.

     

    (2) Where on an election petition it is shown that corrupt or illegal payments, employments or hiring committed in reference to the election for the purpose of promoting or procuring the election of any person thereat have been so widespread that they may be reasonably supposed to have affected the result, his election, if he has been elected, shall be void and he shall be incapable of being elected to fill the vacancy for which the election was held.

    Source: Article 41, Electoral Provisions (Parliament) Act, as amended to 2015

     

    Any person who is convicted of a corrupt practice shall in addition to any other punishment, be incapable during a period of 5 years from the date of his conviction —

     

    (a) of being registered as an elector or of voting at any election;

     

    (b) of being elected as a member of Parliament, or if elected before his conviction, of retaining his seat as such member.

    Source: Article 51, Electoral Provisions (Parliament) Act, as amended to 2015

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