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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
  • CommentNo specific ban on foreign donations to candidates in the legal text, but there is a ban on foreign donations to electoral funds that can be used to finance candidates.
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3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment.
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4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentCorporate donations and the use of corporate equipment, vehicles, means of communication, staff, and/or other resources is prohibited for candidates.
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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?
  • CodeYes
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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
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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
  • CommentState agencies are not allowed to participate in campaigns, and public servants must not campaign during working hours. Candidates holding office must not engage staff in campaigning.
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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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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?
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?
19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • Code Limit is 10 - 400 minimum salaries depending on election
  • Comment400 minimum salaries for Presidential elections, 20 for Parliamentary, 10 for local elections. Limit does not apply for donations from nominating political party or from the candidate her/himself.
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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, both regularly and in relation to campaigns
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeShare of votes in previous election | Share of votes in next election
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeFlat rate by votes received
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • Code related to compliance with gender quota, see Q27
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentIn both broadcast and print media.
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33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeOther
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    Determined by the EMB.

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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 | bank services, printing of campaign posters
  • CommentPartial tax exemption, some bank services free of charge, advertising space and printing of campaign posters by the EMB.
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36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeYes
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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
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39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeNo
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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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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?
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
  • CommentAn interim financial report to be submitted no later than 20 days before voting, and a final report no later than15 days after (Parliamentary) elections.
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49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentCandidates in single member district Parliamentary elections must submit financial declarations at the time of nomination and not later than 10 days after elections.
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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
  • CommentCandidate pre-election reports and political party post-election reports must be made public.
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeSometimes
  • CommentDonations to Parliamentary election campaigns of political parties and candidates must reveal the identity of the donors. This does not apply to regular political party reports.
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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
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeEMB | Other
  • CommentNational Agency for Prevention of Corruption 'analyzes' declarations, Central Election Commission monitors complaince with political financing rules.
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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 | Deregistration of party | Other
  • CommentWarnings and loss of non-profit status. Imprisonment in cases of vote buying.
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