28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?

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Breakdown by Continent

Continent Yes, regularly Yes, in relation to campaigns Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns No public funding available No data Not applicable Countries researched
Africa 19
(38.0%)
2
(4.0%)
11
(22.0%)
14
(28.0%)
4
(8.0%)
0
(0.0%)
50
Americas 5
(14.7%)
5
(14.7%)
13
(38.2%)
11
(32.4%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
34
Asia 17
(45.9%)
7
(18.9%)
2
(5.4%)
10
(27.0%)
1
(2.7%)
0
(0.0%)
37
Europe 20
(45.5%)
0
(0.0%)
19
(43.2%)
5
(11.4%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
44
Oceania 2
(14.3%)
2
(14.3%)
0
(0.0%)
9
(64.3%)
1
(7.1%)
0
(0.0%)
14
Total 63 16 45 49 6 0 179
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A key question in many countries is whether monetary assistance is provided from the State to political parties (public funding). It is argued that such support can help smaller parties make their voice heard, strengthen the capacity of political parties and to level the electoral playing field

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Afghanistan Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Albania Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Algeria Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Andorra Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Angola Yes, regularly

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Antigua and Barbuda No public funding available

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Argentina Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Armenia Yes, regularly

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Australia Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Austria Yes, regularly

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Azerbaijan Yes, regularly

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Bahamas No public funding available

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Bahrain Yes, regularly

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Bangladesh No public funding available

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Barbados No public funding available

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Belarus No public funding available

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Belgium Yes, regularly

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Belize No public funding available

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Benin Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Bhutan Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Bolivia Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes, regularly

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Botswana No public funding available

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Brazil Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Bulgaria Yes, regularly

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Burkina Faso Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Burundi Yes, regularly

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Cabo Verde Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Cambodia Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Cameroon Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Canada Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Central African Republic No data

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Chad Yes, regularly

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Chile Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Colombia Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Comoros No data

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Congo, Democratic Republic of Yes, regularly

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Costa Rica Yes, regularly

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Cote d'Ivoire Yes, regularly

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Croatia Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Cyprus Yes, regularly

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Czech Republic Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Denmark Yes, regularly

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Djibouti Yes, regularly

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Dominica No public funding available

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Dominican Republic Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Ecuador Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Egypt No public funding available

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El Salvador Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Equatorial Guinea No data

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Estonia Yes, regularly

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Eswatini No data

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Ethiopia Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Fiji No public funding available

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Finland Yes, regularly

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France Yes, regularly

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Gabon Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Gambia No public funding available

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Georgia Yes, regularly

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Germany Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Ghana No public funding available

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Greece Yes, regularly

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Grenada No public funding available

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Guatemala Yes, regularly

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Guinea No public funding available

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Guinea-Bissau No public funding available

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Guyana No public funding available

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Haiti Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Honduras Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Hungary Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Iceland Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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India No public funding available

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Indonesia Yes, regularly

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Iran, Islamic Republic of No public funding available

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Iraq Yes, regularly

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Ireland Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Israel Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Italy No public funding available

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Jamaica Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Japan Yes, regularly

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Jordan Yes, regularly

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Kazakhstan Yes, regularly

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Kenya Yes, regularly

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Kiribati No public funding available

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Korea, Republic of Yes, regularly

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Kyrgyzstan No public funding available

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Latvia Yes, regularly

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Lebanon No public funding available

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Lesotho Yes, regularly

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Liberia No public funding available

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Libya Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Liechtenstein Yes, regularly

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Lithuania Yes, regularly

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Luxembourg Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Madagascar Yes, regularly

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Malawi Yes, regularly

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Malaysia No public funding available

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Maldives Yes, regularly

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Mali Yes, regularly

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Malta No public funding available

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Marshall Islands No public funding available

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Mauritania No public funding available

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Mauritius No public funding available

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Mexico Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Micronesia, Federated States of No public funding available

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Moldova, Republic of Yes, regularly

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Monaco No public funding available

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Mongolia Yes, regularly

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Montenegro Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Morocco Yes, regularly

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Mozambique Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Myanmar No public funding available

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Namibia Yes, regularly

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Nauru No public funding available

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Nepal Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Netherlands Yes, regularly

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New Zealand Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Nicaragua Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Niger Yes, regularly

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Nigeria No public funding available

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North Macedonia, Republic of Yes, regularly

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Norway Yes, regularly

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Pakistan No public funding available

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Palau No public funding available

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Panama Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Papua New Guinea Yes, regularly

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Paraguay Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Peru Yes, regularly

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Philippines No public funding available

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Poland Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Portugal Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Republic of The Congo (Brazzaville) Yes, regularly

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Romania Yes, regularly

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Russian Federation Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Rwanda Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Saint Kitts and Nevis No public funding available

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Saint Lucia No public funding available

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Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Yes, regularly

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Samoa No data

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San Marino Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Sao Tome and Principe Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Senegal No public funding available

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Serbia Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Seychelles Yes, regularly

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Sierra Leone No public funding available

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Singapore No public funding available

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Slovakia Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Slovenia Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Solomon Islands Yes, regularly

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South Africa Yes, regularly

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Spain Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Sri Lanka Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Sudan No public funding available

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Suriname No public funding available

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Sweden Yes, regularly

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Switzerland No public funding available

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Syrian Arab Republic No data

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Taiwan Yes, regularly

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Tajikistan Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Tanzania, United Republic of Yes, regularly

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Thailand Yes, regularly

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Timor-Leste Yes, regularly

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Togo Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Tonga No public funding available

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Trinidad and Tobago No public funding available

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Tunisia Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Turkey Yes, regularly

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Turkmenistan Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Tuvalu No public funding available

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Uganda Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Ukraine Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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United Kingdom Yes, regularly

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United States Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Uruguay Yes, regularly

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Uzbekistan Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

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Vanuatu No public funding available

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Venezuela Yes, in relation to campaigns

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Yemen Yes, regularly

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Zambia Yes, regularly

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Zimbabwe Yes, regularly

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