3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?

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Breakdown by Continent

Continent Yes No No data Countries researched
Africa 12
(23.5%)
36
(70.6%)
3
(5.9%)
51
Americas 9
(26.5%)
23
(67.6%)
2
(5.9%)
34
Asia 9
(24.3%)
28
(75.7%)
0
(0.0%)
37
Europe 19
(43.2%)
25
(56.8%)
0
(0.0%)
44
Oceania 1
(7.1%)
12
(85.7%)
1
(7.1%)
14
Total 50 124 6 180
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It is often discussed if corporations should be allowed to make donations to political parties, those in favour claim it is a matter of freedom of speech, those against argue that the influence of corporate interests over politics must be controlled.

Country answers

Country Value Details
Afghanistan Yes
article 15: political parties may receive income from the following sources: (b)donation by legal persons up to two million Afghani per year.

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Albania No

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Algeria Yes

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Andorra Yes

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Angola No

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Antigua and Barbuda No

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Argentina Yes

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Armenia No

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Australia No

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Austria No

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Azerbaijan Yes

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Bahamas No

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Bahrain No

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Bangladesh No

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Barbados No

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Belarus No

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Belgium Yes

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Belize No

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Benin No

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Bhutan Yes

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Bolivia No

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Bosnia and Herzegovina No

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Botswana No

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Brazil Yes

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Bulgaria Yes

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Burkina Faso No

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Burundi No

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Cambodia No

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Cameroon No

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Canada Yes

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Cape Verde No

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Central African Republic No

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Chad No

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Chile Yes

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Colombia No

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Comoros No data

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Congo, Democratic Republic of No

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Costa Rica Yes

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Cote d'Ivoire No

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Croatia No

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Cyprus Yes

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Czech Republic No

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Denmark No

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Djibouti No data

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Dominica No

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Dominican Republic No

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Ecuador No

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Egypt Yes

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El Salvador No

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Equatorial Guinea No

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Estonia Yes

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Ethiopia No

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Fiji Yes

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Finland No

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France Yes

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Gabon No

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Gambia Yes

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Georgia Yes

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Germany Yes

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Ghana Yes

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Greece Yes

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Grenada No

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Guatemala No

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Guinea No

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Guinea-Bissau No

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Guyana No

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Haiti No

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Honduras No

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Hungary Yes

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Iceland No

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India No

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Indonesia No

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Iran, Islamic Republic of No

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Iraq Yes

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Ireland No

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Israel Yes

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Italy No

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Jamaica No

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Japan No

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Jordan Yes

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Kazakhstan No

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Kenya No

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Kiribati No

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Korea, Republic of Yes

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Kyrgyzstan No

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Latvia Yes

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Lebanon No

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Lesotho No

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Liberia Yes

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Libya No

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Liechtenstein No

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Lithuania Yes

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Luxembourg Yes

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Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic (1993-) No

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Madagascar No

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Malawi No

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Malaysia No

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Maldives No

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Mali Yes

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Malta No

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Marshall Islands No

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Mauritania No

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Mauritius No

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Mexico Yes

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Micronesia, Federated States of No

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Moldova, Republic of No

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Monaco No

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Mongolia No

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Montenegro Yes

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Morocco No

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Mozambique Yes

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Myanmar No

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Namibia No

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Nauru No

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Nepal No

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Netherlands No

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New Zealand No

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Nicaragua No data

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Niger No

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Nigeria Yes

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Norway No

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Pakistan No

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Palau No

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Panama No

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Papua New Guinea No

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Paraguay Yes

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Peru Yes

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Philippines No

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Poland Yes

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Portugal Yes

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Republic of The Congo (Brazzaville) Yes

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Romania No

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Russian Federation Yes

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Rwanda No

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Saint Kitts and Nevis No

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Saint Lucia No

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Saint Vincent and The Grenadines No

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Samoa No data

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San Marino No

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Sao Tome and Principe Yes

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Senegal No

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Serbia Yes

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Seychelles No

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Sierra Leone Yes

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Singapore No

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Slovakia No

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Slovenia Yes

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Solomon Islands No

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South Africa No

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Spain Yes

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Sri Lanka No

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Sudan No

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Suriname No

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Swaziland No data

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Sweden No

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Switzerland No

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Syrian Arab Republic No

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Taiwan No

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Tajikistan No

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Tanzania, United Republic of No

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Thailand No

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Timor-Leste Yes

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Togo No

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Tonga No

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Trinidad and Tobago No

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Tunisia Yes

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Turkey No

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Turkmenistan No

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Tuvalu No

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Uganda No

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Ukraine No

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United Kingdom No

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United States Yes

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Uruguay No data

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Uzbekistan No

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Vanuatu No

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Venezuela No

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Yemen No

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Zambia No

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Zimbabwe No

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