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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    The ban does not apply to cases where members of political parties participate in political training abroad, such as seminars, symposia, workshops as well as internships.

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2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentAt least donations from foreign corporations.
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3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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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?
  • CodeNo
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7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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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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    Public officials must not distribute campaign materials while on duty, and such materials must not be exhibited in schools or universities

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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?
  • CodeNo
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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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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?
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
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • Code All parties
  • CommentAll parties receive funding
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeEqual
  • CommentThe?contribution is allocated equally to the political parties.?
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    Funding is only made available for election campaigns, but is not directly earmarked.

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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
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33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeEqual
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    Many articles of the legal framework talk about this equal access to media. 

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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?
  • CodeNo
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36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeNo
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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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    No information on these limits is mentionned in the law.

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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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    There is no mention of this limit in the law.

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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?
  • CodeNo
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49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
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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?
  • CodeNo
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentThe law indicates that the source of the funding be justified.
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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?
  • CodeMinistry
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeCourt
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    The Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court investigates upon request.

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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 | Forfeiture | Other
  • CommentApart from the fines and prison as sanctions, there is also the declaration of nullity of any action taken by an organ of a political party which violates the law or the public order and the confiscation of the body of the crime.
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