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

Country: 
Latvia
Question: 
28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
Answer: 
Yes, regularly
Comments: 

Section 7.1 State Budget Financing

(1)State budget financing shall be granted to the political organisation (party) for which more than two percent of voters have voted in the previous Saeima elections, in a calendar year:

1) EUR 4,50 for each vote acquired in the previous Saeima elections; 2) EUR 0,50 for each vote acquired in the previous municipal elections; 3) EUR 0,50 for each vote acquired in the previous European Parliament elections

(2)Additional EUR 100`000 in a calendar year shall be granted to a political organisation (party) for which more than two percent of voters have voted in the previous Saeima elections

(3) State budget financing is granted for four years and paid starting from the next calendar year after the Saeima elections. Payments are made twice a year

Source: 

Section 7.1, Law on Financing of Political Organisations (Parties), the amended version of the law in force from 01.01.2020, Latvijas Vēstnesis, 114, 02.08.1995