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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    '[...] private contributions are an essential source if not the main source of funding as well as election spendings of political parties and are not regulated by the law'

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    Source: Boly, M. Abdouramane, Sampinbogo M. Salifou (2006) Le mode de financement des partis politiques au Burkina Faso, ACCPUF-Bulletin N06, Novembre 2006

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exists.

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     '[...] private contributions are an essential source if not the main source of funding as well as election spendings of political parties and are not regulated by the law'. (Source: Boly, M. Abdouramane, Sampinbogo M. Salifou (2006) Le mode de financement des partis politiques au Burkina Faso, ACCPUF-Bulletin N06, Novembre 2006)

3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exist.

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     '[...] private contributions are an essential source if not the main source of funding as well as election spendings of political parties and are not regulated by the law'. Source: Boly, M. Abdouramane, Sampinbogo M. Salifou (2006) Le mode de financement des partis politiques au Burkina Faso, ACCPUF-Bulletin N06, Novembre 2006

    Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exist. Source: EU EOM Burkina Faso 2015

4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exist.
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     '...private contributions are an essential source if not the main source of funding as well as election spendings of political parties and are not regulated by the law'. Source: Boly, M. Abdouramane, Sampinbogo M. Salifou (2006) Le mode de financement des partis politiques au Burkina Faso, ACCPUF-Bulletin N06, Novembre 2006

    Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exist. Source: EU EOM Burkina Faso 2015

5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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     Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exist.
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     '...private contributions are an essential source if not the main source of funding as well as election spendings of political parties and are not regulated by the law'. Source: Boly, M. Abdouramane, Sampinbogo M. Salifou (2006) Le mode de financement des partis politiques au Burkina Faso, ACCPUF-Bulletin N06, Novembre 2006

     Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exist. Source: EU EOM Burkina Faso 2015
6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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     Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exist. Source: EU EOM Burkina Faso 2015

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     '...private contributions are an essential source if not the main source of funding as well as election spendings of political parties and are not regulated by the law'. Source: Boly, M. Abdouramane, Sampinbogo M. Salifou (2006) Le mode de financement des partis politiques au Burkina Faso, ACCPUF-Bulletin N06, Novembre 2006

     Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exist. Source: EU EOM Burkina Faso 2015

     

7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exist.

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    Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exist. Source: EU EOM Burkina Faso 2015

    '...private contributions are an essential source if not the main source of funding as well as election spendings of political parties and are not regulated by the law'. Source: Boly, M. Abdouramane, Sampinbogo M. Salifou (2006) Le mode de financement des partis politiques au Burkina Faso, ACCPUF-Bulletin N06, Novembre 2006

     

8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exist.

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    Apart from regulations on public funding, no other regulations regarding the funding of political parties or candidates exist. Source: EU EOM Burkina Faso 2015

    '...private contributions are an essential source if not the main source of funding as well as election spendings of political parties and are not regulated by the law'. Source: Boly, M. Abdouramane, Sampinbogo M. Salifou (2006) Le mode de financement des partis politiques au Burkina Faso, ACCPUF-Bulletin N06, Novembre 2006

9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
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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 data
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12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeNo data
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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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    “The use by political parties or organizations of goods and services of the State, other than the supports and subsidies provided by the law is prohibited under penalty of sanctions of the Criminal Code." Source: Article 3, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

    "The use of the attributes, property or resources of the State, such as those of a public moral person, an institution or a public body including a company, an office, a state project and an international institution for electoral purposes is prohibited under penalty provided for in Chapter VIII of Title I of this law." Source: Article 68c, Loi n005-2015/CNT portatn modification de la loi n014-2001/AN du 03 juillet 2001 portant code electoral, 2015

     
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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     P 412, 'In many African countries such as Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia there is no ceiling on contributions to political parties.' Source: Wondwosen Teshome B (2009) Political Finance in Africa: Ethiopia as a Case Study, International Journal of Human and Social Sciences

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?
  • CodeNo
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    Only regulations on public funding exist in Burkina Faso.

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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
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    Only regulations on public funding exist in Burkina Faso.

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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
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    Only regulations on public funding exist in Burkina Faso.

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21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    Only regulations on public funding exist in Burkina Faso.

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22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Only regulations on public funding exist in Burkina Faso.

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23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
  • CodeNo data
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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?
  • CodeNo
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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, both regularly provided funding and in relation to campaigns
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    "An annual line of credit is established in the state budget for the financing of political parties and formations and electoral campaigns." Source: Article 2, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

    "The State contributes public funds for the financing of the activities of political parties and political formation outside the electoral campaign. An annual credit line is established for this purpose ". Source: Article 10, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeShare of votes in previous election | Number of candidates
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    Public funding for political capmpaigns:
    'The distribution of the contribution of the State provided under Article 4 above is in proportion to the number of candidates nominated by political parties or organizations to municipal and legislative elections. Only political parties and organizations which operate regularly and are to date with their statutory obligations are eligible for funding from the state budget ' Source: Article 8, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009
    'The State contribution provided under Article 4 above shall be divided equally between candidates to presidential elections in the conditions defined by decree of the Council of Ministers.' Source: Article 9 , Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009
     
    Public finance for trainings organised by political parties:
    ''The State contribution provided under Article 10 shall be granted to all political parties or organizations that have obtained at least 3% of the votes cast in the last elections. The distribution is done proportionally to the number of votes obtained.' Source: Article 14 , Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009
30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeEqual | Proportional to votes received
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    "political parties and organizations have a strict equality of access to the national public organs of the written press, sound and television broadcasting" Source: Article 31, Loi N°56/93/ADP (JON°05 1994) portant Code de l’information au Burkina Faso)

    The lenght of air time is established on the basis of a party's  representation across regions. Source: Decision N° 2015-0027/ CSC/CABPortant   fixation   des   quotas   des   reportages   et   couvertures   médiatiques   des   manifestations   des   partis,   formations   ou   regroupements  politiques  ou  candidats  indépendants  par  les   médias  publics  dans  le  cadre  des  élections  présidentielle  et  législatives couplées du 29 novembre 2015

31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeCampaign spending | Ongoing party activities
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    "The High Council of Communication guarantees the equitable access of political parties, professional associations, trade unions and components of civil society to the written press and the public audiovisual media." Source: Article 9 , Loi organique n° 015-2013 /AN  portant attributions, composition, organisation et foncionnement du Conseil Superieur de la Communication, 2013

    "The High Council of Communication fixes the number, the duration and the schedules of the emissions. It may, in addition to the time available for each candidate, political party or grouping of political parties, organize contradictory debates in the state press organs, provided that such broadcasts allow each of the candidates, parties political parties or groups of political parties to intervene." Source: Article , Loi n005-2015/CNT portatn modification de la loi n014-2001/AN du 03 juillet 2001 portant code electoral, 2015

    "The access to the state press is recognized to the political parties of the opposition in the same conditions as the parties of the majority as prescribed by the law." Source: Article 12, Loi No. 009-2009/AN portant Statut de l'Opposition Politique, 2009

    "During the electoral campaign, the time and the schedules of the broadcasts as well as the rules for their implementation are set by the High Council of Communication.' Source: Article 188, Law 028 / AN of 14 June 2008 on the Creation, Attribution and Operation of the Superior Council of Communication, 2008

    "The High Council of Communication ensures during electoral consultations the respect by public media organs of the principle of equal access for the political parties." Source: Article 189, 028/AN du 14 juin 2008 portant Creation, Attribution et Fonctionnement du Conseil Superieur de la Communication, 2008

    '... the Council recommands:1) For public and private media:- To ensure pluralism and balance of information for political parties and organizations legally recognized in Burkina Faso;- To ensure permanent and equitable coverage of activities of political parties or organizations...' Source: Recommandation No. 2010-001/CSC relative a L'egal Acces des Partis Politiques aux Media en Periode Hors Electorale, 2010

33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeEqual | Number of candidates
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    In the case of municipal and legislative elections, state contributions to political parties in relation to elections is proportional to the number of presented candidates. In the case of presidential elections, the contribution is shared between candidates.  o allocation is specified for contributions outside of electoral campaigns.


     

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    "The distribution of the State contribution provided for in Article 4 above shall be made in proportion to the number of candidates nominated by political parties or groups in the municipal and legislative elections. operate regularly and are up to date with their statutory obligations can benefit from the financing of the state budget." Source: Article 8, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

    "The contribution of the State provided for in Article 4 above shall be divided equally among the candidates for the presidential elections under conditions defined by decree of the Council of Ministers." Source: Article 9, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

    "The State contributes to the financing of the activities of political parties and political parties outside the electoral campaign with public funds, for which purpose an annual credit line is established in accordance with the terms of article 2 of this law." Source: Article 10, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

     

34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Only access to media for political parties is legislated.

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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?
  • CodeYes
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    Each list of candidatures presented by a political party or a group during legislative and municipal elections must include at least 30% of candidacies for the of one and the other sex. Any political party or group whose lists do not comply with the provisions of this law, loses 50% of public funding for election campaigns. Source: Article 3&5, loi n°010-2009/AN du 16 avril 2009, portant fixation de quotas genre aux élections législatives et aux élections municipales au Burkina Faso, 2009

37. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
  • CodeYes, other
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    "Any political party or groupthat has achieved or exceeded the result of 30% of elected members of both sexes, receives additional public funding provided they have complied with the provisions of the Article 3 above. The amount of this additional public funding is equal to the amount received for the financing of its campaign activites." Source: Article 6, loi n°010-2009/AN du 16 avril 2009, portant fixation de quotas genre aux élections législatives et aux élections municipales au Burkina Faso, 2009

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38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeYes
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    "Is punished by imprisonment from three months to one year and a fine equal to twice the value of things received or promised, any person who, during the elections, buys or sells a vote in any way whatsoever and regardless of the price." Source: Article 136, Code Penal, 1996

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?
  • CodeNo data
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44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo data
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45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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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?
  • CodeYes
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    Political parties report annually - applicable in the case of public funding received from the State for regular off campaign activities.

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    "The statutory fiscal agent under the control of the national governing body of the political party or organization reports annually in a financial report, of the use of the funds received from the State over the past year, to finance its activities off election. The fiscal year begins on January 1st and ends on December 31st." Source: Article 12, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
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    "The national governing body of a party or a candidate who received public funding is required to account in a financial report of the use of the public funds received for his election campaign, within a period of six months at most after the publication of results." Source: Article 7, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
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    "The national governing body of a party or a candidate who received public funding is required to account in a financial report of the use of the public funds received for his election campaign, within a period of six months at most after the publication of results." Source: Article 7, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

50. Do third parties have to report on election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
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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?
  • CodeNo
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53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
  • CodeNo
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54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
  • CodeNo
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55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeCourt
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    "The financial report of each political party or organization is transmitted to the Court of Accounts the first quarter, following the budget year for verification of conformity of the management with the present law [...]" Source: Article 13, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009 

    "The Court of Accounts decides on the regularity of campaign and non-campaign expenditures of political parties or organizations. To this end, political parties or organizations are required to submit in a timely manner, their campaign and non-campaign financial report." Source: Article 15, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeYes, court
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    "The financial report of each political party or organization is transmitted to the Court of Audit the first quarter, following the budget year for verification of conformity of the management with the present law [...]" Source: Article 13, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009 

    "The Court of Audit decides on the regularity of campaign and non-campaign expenditures of political parties or organizations. To this end, political parties or organizations are required to submit in a timely manner, their campaign and non-campaign financial report." Source: Article 15, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeImpose sanctions
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    "The party or political formation which has failed to submit a finantial report of its campaign or regular expenditures within the prescribed period loses its right to benefit from a state subsidy for the next election campaign or for the fiscal year following the election. This is based on a decision of the Court of Audit.
    The loss of this rights is final if the party, the political formation or the candidate has not justified the use of funds within a period of 2 months."
    Source: Article 16 , Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeLoss of public funding
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    "The political party or organization that has not deposited in a timely manner, the financial report of the campaign or non-campaign period, loses his right to state subsidies for the next campaign or for the year following the decision of the Court of Accounts. The loss of rights is final if after the period of twelve months the party, the political party or candidate has not justified the use of previous grants." Source: Article 16, Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

    In case of irregularities, the political party or organization concerned is invited to justify himself and where applicable, to repair such irregularities. In case of no appropriate response, the party, the political organization or the candidate is excluded from public funding and prosecuted.' Source: Article 18 , Loi N° 008-2009/AN portant financement des partis et formations politiques et des campagnes électorales, 2009

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