Commitments

17 election financy transparency

Country: Kyrgyz Republic
Year Action Plan: 2018
Start Date: 9/1/2018  |  End Date: 8/31/2020

From the Action Plan

 
Transparency of the financing elections (referendums) and election campaign of candidates, political parties, initiative groups Transparency of the financing elections (referendums) and election campaign of candidates, political parties, initiative groups Commitment Start and End Date September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2020 Lead implementing agency/actor Central Election Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic Commitment description What is the public problem that the commitment will address? The lack of complete data on candidates and political parties’ election campaigns financing creates conditions for violation of the election legislation regarding financing of elections, violates the principle of equality of all candidates, prevents conscious will of voters and undermines citizens' confidence in the election results. What is the commitment? Publication of complete information on candidates and political parties’ campaign financing, including information on persons (organizations) contributing to election fund and expenditure items. How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem? Ensuring transparency in financing of election campaigns of candidates, political parties, initiative groups will help improve control over elections financing by citizens, create equal conditions for all candidates and political parties, ensure conscious will of voters and increase citizens' confidence in the election process. Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values? Transparency: Citizens will get better access to information on the financing of the electoral process Additional information Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable Budget Start Date End Date Activity 1: Transparency of the financing elections (referendums) and election campaign of candidates, political parties, initiative groups. 1.1. Develop and introduce amendments to the legislation on disclosing detailed information about financing elections by the state, as well as financing election campaign of candidates. Development partners’ funds October 2018 December 2018 1.2. Develop methodology and manual on public control of financing elections (referendums) and election campaigns. Development partners’ funds January 2019 May 2019 1.3. Conduct training for NPO, and mass media representatives on public monitoring: - the expenditure of budget funds for elections; - financing of the election campaign of candidates. Development partners’ funds March 2019 September 2019 1.4. Conduct an information campaign for voters on the need to control: - the expenditure of budget funds for elections; - financing election campaign of candidates. Development partners’ funds September 2019 July 2020 1.5. Develop and approve instructions on financial reporting of candidates. Development partners’ funds January 2019 May 2019 1.6. Teach representatives of candidates, and political parties the new rules for financing their election campaign. Development partners’ funds May 2019 September 2019 1.7. To ensure public access to cash flow data of the candidates' electoral funds (through the CEC official website). Development partners’ funds August 2019 August 2020 Expected result 1 1.1. Jointly with development partners and civil society organizations, amendments to the legislation have been developed and adopted. 1.2. Methodology and manual have been developed. 1.3. Civil society organizations have been trained. 1.4. Voter awareness in the field of financing elections and campaigns has been raised. 1.5. Reporting parameters of the candidates have been identified. 1.6. Representatives of candidates (political parties) were trained in legislation innovations on disclosing funding for election campaign. 1.7. An online mechanism has been placed on the CEC website to provide open access to candidate election funds. Conditions for the equality of candidates and deliberate choice by voters have been created. Contact information Name of responsible person from implementing agency Mr. Abdyzhapar Gapyrovich Bekmatov Title, Department Deputy chairman Email and Phone a.bekmatov@mail.ru bekmatov@shailoo.gov.kg +996 312 66-48-62 Other Actors Involved – State actors involved CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups Ms. Atyr Abdrakhmatova– member of National Forum, member of CEC Mr. Erik Iriskulbekov - Executive Director of the Public Association “Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society”

Lead Institution: Central Election Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic


Support Institution: Ms. Atyr Abdrakhmatova– member of National Forum, member of CEC Mr. Erik Iriskulbekov - Executive Director of the Public Association “Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society

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