44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns? - Spain

Country: 
Spain
Question: 
44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
Answer: 
Yes, for political parties
Comments: 

Political advertisements are forbidden on both public and private media. However, parties are entitled to free advertising space on public service television and radio.

Source: 

Artículo sesenta. Publicidad electoral en medios de comunicación.

1. No pueden contratarse espacios de publicidad electoral en los medios de comunicación de titularidad pública ni en las emisoras de televisión privada.

2. Durante la campaña electoral los partidos, federaciones, coaliciones y agrupaciones que concurran a las elecciones tienen derecho a espacios gratuitos de propaganda en las emisoras de televisión y de radio de titularidad pública conforme a lo establecido en los artículos siguientes.

Source: Ley Orgánica 5/1985, de 19 de junio, del Régimen Electoral General. Modified by Ley Orgánica 2/2011, de 28 de enero.

As a general rule, political advertisements are forbidden on both public service media and private channels. However, during the electoral campaign parties participating in the elections are entitled to free advertising space on public service television and radio.

Source: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) (2017). Political Advertising and Media Campaign during the Pre-election Period: A Comparative Study, p. 42.