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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    1. Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016., articles 128.,129.
    2. Regulation on the financing of Political parties Decree (ordinance) 17-2009 article 93

     

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
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    1. Regulation on the financing of Political parties Decree (ordinance) 17-2009 article 93
    2. Electoral Law, articles 124, 127, 128

3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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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?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
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    Article 128.,Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016.

6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
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    Articles 125., 128., Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016.

7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
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    Article 123., Electoral Law, 2009 - last amended 2016.

8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
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    Article 125., Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016.

9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Article 128., Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016.

10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
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    Article 128., Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016.

12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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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
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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
  • Comment
  • Source

    Article 135., Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016.

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?
  • CodeYes, for natural persons
  • Comment
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    Article 135. National physical persons have no limitation on the amount to donate.  - Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016.

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?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Article 125. and 135.,Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016.

19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • CodeNo data
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20. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
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21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
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22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Articles 130. - 132., Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016.

23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
  • Source

    Electoral Supreme Tribunal  2180-E8-2013
    Article 49., Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016.

24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
  • Source

    Electoral Supreme Tribunal  # 2180-E8-2013
    Decree 17-2009 article 22, 29 , 30

25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
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26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
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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, regularly
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeRepresentation in elected body
  • Comment
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    Political Constitution article 96 
    Electoral Law article 90 

30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeNot applicable
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeCampaign spending | Ongoing party activities | Intra-party institution | Research and policy initiatives
  • Comment
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    Articles 92., 93.b., 93.d., 95., Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016.

32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeNo
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33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeVotes Received
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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeNo
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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?
  • CodeOther
  • Comment
  • Source

    Decree 17-2009 article 59
    ELECTORAL Law 8765 article 2, 52 inciso ñ,o,p
    , 53 inciso d) article 61

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38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment
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39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment
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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
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44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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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
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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
  • Comment

    Buscar código electoral donde indica que el TSE puede pedir cuentas en cualquier momento.

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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?
  • CodeSometimes
  • Comment

    Only if they are authorized treasurers or precandidates, and the reports must refer them to the respective political party.

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51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    All information is public and is periodically uploaded on the institutional website.

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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeYes
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53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Income is broken down according to the account manual in the political party financing regulation.

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54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Income is broken down according to the account manual in the political party financing regulation.

  • Source

    Decree  # 17-2009 articule 42.

55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeSpecial agency for political finance
  • Comment

    Electoral Supreme Tribunal  (TSE), by  the political party finance department.

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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeSpecial agency for political finance
  • Comment

    Electoral Supreme Tribunal  (TSE), by  the political party finance department.

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57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeRefer for investigation | Carry out investigation | Impose sanctions
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58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Prison
  • Comment
  • Source

    Articles 273. - 276., Electoral Law, 2009. - last amended 2016.

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