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A free and fair election?…..Frank keeps Political Parties broke while using Government funds to oppose them.

Forbidden donations

Dawn Gibson Thursday, February

COMPANIES and corporate entities are not allowed to donate money directly to political parties.

This was reiterated this week by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who said political parties needed to adhere to the law on this point.

“The law is quite clear and it is done for a specific reason.

“The law states that a company or corporate entity cannot donate money directly to a political party,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“It also states that any person or individual that does donate to a political party can donate a maximum of only $10,000 annually.”

He said foreign entities were also not allowed to donate money to political parties and it was done this way in a number of countries around the world for the sake of transparency and fairness.

“There’s a reason for that — to keep a level of transparency, to make sure that we don’t have political campaigns being run by big businesses.

“It is also to ensure that small political parties have the ability to also campaign on equal footing.

“Their ability to campaign on policies and issues will in fact be watered down simply because they don’t have access to funds.

“Of course some countries have a rule in place where the actual Parliament gives money to political parties, but that’s something for the new Parliament to decide.”

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3 thoughts on “A free and fair election?…..Frank keeps Political Parties broke while using Government funds to oppose them.

  1. well! the rest of the world is fighting that battle contiously and systems can only go so far and it boils down to trasnparency and honestly. You need to put your actions where your law and mouth is, by declaring your own assets first……..which you and your man Mr B hasnt even done. What are you frightened of? Honesty will set you free……………

  2. the Gujis ALWAYS find a way to make a donation to who ever is holding power .
    and for good measure in case something backfires they also sneak a donation to the Opposition !!
    Gujis don’t care who is in power or what kind of governance the country has
    their primary concern is that they must be allowed to make their money.
    Warden Narsey doesn’t fit this mould of the typical Guji
    But he is more the exception
    The exceptions are a rare few.

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