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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentBan applies to donations above 30 percent of the legal entity's capital. Foreign funds cannot be given directly to a party's election fund.
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2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentHowever, corporate donations cannot be given directly to a party's election fund.
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4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentHowever, Trade Union donations cannot be given directly to a party's election fund.
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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?
  • CodeNo
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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
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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
  • CommentContribution limits only exist for election campaigns.
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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?
  • Code Limit for natural person is 100 minimum salaries (higher limits for political parties and alliances)
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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 multiple of minimum salary (varying by type of election)
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    Election fund of a candidate for the President of the Republic
    - amount of personal contributions not exceeding 5 000-fold of the minimum salary.
    - amount of contributions of the political party having nominated the candidate not exceeding 25 000-fold of the minimum salary.

    Election fund of a candidate for deputy?
    - Own funds of a candidate for deputy under the majoritarian electoral system in the amount of up to 1 000-fold of the minimum salary, and the political party having nominated the candidate ? up to 2000-fold of the minimum salary,
    - ?A voluntary contribution of each natural person?in the amount of up to 100-fold of the minimum salary.
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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, regularly
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeShare of votes in previous election
  • Comment3% of the vote in the last Parliamentary election.
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeProportional to 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)?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentThere are no provisions in the law.
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentOnly election related
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33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeEqual
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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentOnly candidates for the President
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35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeYes | Communication tools for election events
  • CommentElection campaigns shall be provided access to premises?and communication tools for election events
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36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentThera are no provisions in the law
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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?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentOnly election related
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40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • Code An amount not exceeding 100 000-fold of the minimum salary
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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 Not exceeding 100 000-fold of the minimum salary for the candidates for the President; not exceeding 10 000-fold of the minimum salary for a candidate for deputy
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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
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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
  • CommentB:LANK
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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?
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 | Other
  • CommentThe Oversight and Audit Service, established by the Central Electoral Commission?
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeEMB
  • CommentOversight and Audit Service established by the Central Electoral Commission.
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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 | Forfeiture | Loss of nomination of candidate
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