28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
Organic Law No. 16 of 2014 of May 26, 2014, on Elections and Referenda as revised and completed by Organic Law No. 7 of 2017 dated February 14, 2017, and The Basic Law No. 76 of 2019 dated August 30, 2019, Article 78 (new): A flat-rate public indemnity Is paid to each candidate or candidate list having collected at least three percent (3%) of the vote cast in the electoral district, as reimbursement of election expenses, and this after the proclamation of the final results of the elections and provided that a proof of the deposit of the financial accounts is given to the Court of Auditors, and after verification that the candidate or the candidate list has complied with its legal obligations related to the electoral campaign and its financing.
The Court of Auditors shall determine for each candidate and each candidate list the amount of election expenses to be deducted in calculating the amount of the public compensation due.
In any case, the amount of the public indemnity cannot exceed the amount of the self- financing of the candidate or the candidate list. It must not also be greater than the value of the overall ceiling of expenditure mentioned in Article 81 of this law.
Any candidate or candidate list that does not publish the financial accounts in accordance with article 87 of this law shall be deprived of the public indemnity as reimbursement of election expenses.