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



Yes, regularly

Law on the payment of contributions to political parties (1984, last amended 2019), Articles 1 - 4


The total amount of public funding is set to  CHF 710,000 per year, which is to be divided among the political parties which: a) are represented in the state parliament or b) have participated in the last elections in the two constituencies and obtained at least 3% of the total number of votes. The total amount is distributed among the parties proportionally to the number of votes and paid in semiannual instalments. In addition, each of the political parties represented in the parliament is paid a lump sum of CHF 55,000 annually.

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