41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend? - Slovakia

Country: 
Slovakia
Question: 
41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
Answer: 
Yes
Comments: 

The candidate for President of the Slovak may spend a maximum of EUR 500,000 on his / her election campaign, including value added tax, for both rounds of elections. However, there is no limit as to the number of third parties supporting candidates and spending money for his / her campaign. It means that in fact there is no limit of expenditures for candidate in the presidential election campaign.

The independent candidates spending limit in the local government elections vary on municipality number of inhabitants.

Source: 

(1) The candidate for President of the Slovak Republic (hereinafter referred to as the “Presidential President”) may spend a maximum of EUR 500,000 on his / her election campaign, including value added tax, for both rounds of elections. This amount also includes the costs incurred in promoting the candidate by the Presidential President in the period beginning 180 days before the day of the election and the costs which the Presidential President has paid or is required to pay. If a political advertisement, advertisement or program was published or broadcast free of charge or at a reduced price with a broadcaster other than on Slovak Radio and Television, their usual price is included in the stated amount.
Source: § 5 (1), Law No. 181 on the election campaign and amendments to Law No. 85 on political parties and movements, 2014 (amended 2019)

The campaign expenditure limit amounts to 500,000 EUR for candidates, including a possible second round and comprises the expenses for the direct promotion incurred from 180 days before the election announcement. The ceiling for expenditures for third parties amounts to 100,000 EUR. There is no limit as to the number of third parties registered in support of a certain candidate, hence candidates are in fact not bound by any limit on expenditures
Source: OSCE/ODIHR (2019) Slovak Republic, Presidential Election, 16 and 30 March 2019. OSCE/ODIHR Election Assessment Mission, Final Report. OSCE/ODIHR, Warsaw

(1) An independent candidate may spend an amount on his election campaign, including value added tax, as follows:
a) for the position of the chairman of a self-governing region, a maximum of EUR 250,000,
b) for the position of Mayor of the Capital of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava, and for the position of Mayor of the City of Košice, a maximum of EUR 250,000,
c) to the position of mayor, mayor or mayor of a city with a population
First from 60 001 to 120 000 inhabitants not more than EUR 100 000,
Second from 30 001 to 60 000 inhabitants not more than 70 000 euros,
Third from 16 001 to 30 000 inhabitants not more than 50 000 euros,
4th from 10 001 to 16 000 inhabitants not more than 20 000 euros,
5th from 5 001 to 10 000 inhabitants not more than 10 000 euros,
6th from 2 001 to 5 000 inhabitants not more than 5 000 euros,
7th up to 2000 inhabitants up to EUR 2 000,
Source: § 6 (1), Law No. 181 on the election campaign and amendments to Law No. 85 on political parties and movements, 2014 (amended 2019)