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

Country: 
Bulgaria
Question: 
41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
Answer: 
Yes
Source: 
  • "(1) The aggregate amount of financing of each election campaign of the parties, coalitions and nomination committees may not exceed:

    1. upon elections of National Representatives for a National Assembly: (a) BGN 3,000,000 for a party and for a coalition; (b) BGN 200,000 for a nomination committee;

    2. upon elections of National Representatives for a Grand National Assembly: (a) BGN 4,000,000 for a party and for a coalition; (b) BGN 200,000 for a nomination committee;

    3. upon elections of President and Vice President of the Republic and of Members of the European Parliament for the Republic of Bulgaria: (a) BGN 2,000,000 for a party, a coalition and a nomination committee for elections of President and Vice President of the Republic, as well as for a party and coalition for elections of Members of the European Parliament for the Republic of Bulgaria; (b) BGN 100,000 for a nomination committee for elections of Members of the European Parliament for the Republic of Bulgaria;

    4. upon elections of municipal councillors and of mayors: (a) BGN 8,000,000 for a party and for a coalition; (b) the maximum amount of the financial resources referred to in Paragraphs (2), (3), (4) and (5) for a nomination committee.

    (2) Not more than BGN 5,000 may be spent per candidate for municipal councillor within the aggregate amount of the financing referred to in Item 4 of Paragraph (1).

    (3) Within the aggregate amount of the financing referred to in Item 4 of Paragraph (1), the following amounts may be spent per candidate for municipality mayor:

    1. for a municipality with a population not exceeding 30,000 residents: not more than BGN 25,000;

    2. for a municipality with a population not exceeding 60,000 residents: not more than BGN 50,000;

    3. for a municipality with a population not exceeding 100,000 residents: not more than BGN 100,000;

    4. for a municipality with a population not exceeding 200,000 residents: not more than BGN 250,000;

    5. for a municipality with a population not exceeding 500,000 residents: not more than BGN 500,000;

    6. for a municipality with a population exceeding 500,000 residents: not more than BGN 1,000,000.

    (4) Within the aggregate amount of the financing referred to in Item 4 of Paragraph (1), the following amounts may be spent per candidate for borough mayor:

    1. for a borough with a population not exceeding 25,000 residents: not more than BGN 20,000;

    2. for a borough with a population not exceeding 50,000 residents: not more than BGN 40,000;

    3. for a borough with a population not exceeding 100,000 residents: not more than BGN 60,000;

    4. for a borough with a population exceeding 100,000 residents: not more than BGN 60,000.

    (5) Within the aggregate amount of the financing referred to in Item 4 of Paragraph (1), the following amounts may be spent per candidate for municipality mayor:

    1. for a mayoralty with a population not exceeding 1,000 residents: not more than BGN 2,000;

    2. for a mayoralty with a population not exceeding 3,000 residents: not more than BGN 6,000;

    3. for a mayoralty with a population exceeding 3,000 residents: not more than BGN 10,000."

    Source: Article 165 (1 - 5), The Election Code, 2014