Global political finance regulations understand that money is essential needed for political and electoral activities.
Limits on money spent on election campaigns is an accepted and approved global practice.
Almost all the countries in the world require some form of financial reporting from political parties and candidates.
Majority of countries in the world ban donations to political parties from foreign sources.
Some countries ban donations to political parties from corporate entities as well.
Main global trends in regulating political finance: Regulating private funding; Setting spending limit; Disclosing party/candidate financing.
WHAT HAPPENS IN INDIA: There are no bans on corporate donations to political parties.
WHAT HAPPENS IN INDIA: There is a ban on donations from foreign interests to contesting candidates.
WHAT HAPPENS IN INDIA: The law does not prevent political parties from accepting anonymous donations.
WHAT HAPPENS IN INDIA: Political parties get free or financially supported access to media.
WHAT HAPPENS IN BANGLADESH: Polical parties can accept anonymous donations not exceeding USD 200.
WHAT HAPPENS IN BANGLADESH: Political parties get access to state-owned media during general elections.
WHAT HAPPENS IN UK: Political parties do not have to pay for airtime for campaign broadcasts.
WHAT HAPPENS IN UK: Spending limits for political parties during elections, per constituency, is USD 49000.
WHAT HAPPENS IN USA: There are no spending limits for presedential electoral campaigns for parties or candidates.
WHAT HAPPENS IN USA: There is no access to free or subsidize media for parties or candidates contesting elections for public offices.
WHAT HAPPENS IN GERMANY: Political parties are eligible for direct funding if they secured a set minimum number of votes in the most recent elections.
WHAT HAPPENS IN FRANCE: If the gender difference among candidates is larger than 2%, the public funding is reduced by 3/4 of this difference.
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