Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns. European experience.

The issue of financing election campaigns is relevant not only in Ukraine, but also in the political life of all developed Western democracies. Election experts are increasingly raising the issue of costly election campaigns, in particular, the use of  a large number of political advertisements on TV and in print media.

Ukraine has still not fulfilled its obligations to reform the electoral system and legislation, which makes it impossible to use European mechanisms and standards for preventing electoral frauds. This also prevents public monitoring of reporting by political parties on the use of funds for elections.

What is the European experience in raising funds for election campaigns? What are the costs and how do mechanisms for preventing corruption function in this process?

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P.S. By the way, the material contains interesting videos from CNN in 2012, which explain how Barack Obama was collecting and spending  funds for his presidential election campaign.