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



Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

"The State Budget must foresee a budget for the financing of the electoral campaign. The funds are to be paid three weeks before the start of the electoral campaign."

(Article 37(2), Electoral Law, no 12/2014 of 23 April 2014, amending Law no 8/2013 of 27 February 2013).

"O financiamento dos partidos politicos far-se-a por (...) verbas inscritas no Orçamento Geral do Estado."

(Article 17(c), Law on Political Parties n°7/91, 23 January 1991).

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