Country:
Russia
Organization:
Golos - open source data
Year:
2017
Election Type:
Local / Regional / Municipal
Recommending Organization:
Golos - open source data
Disclaimer:
Golos had to cancel its membership of the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) due to EPDE being listed as an "undesirable foreign organization" in Russia in March 2018. Due to this we exclusively evaluate open source information regarding election observation in Russia.
Primary Thematic Area:
Campaign financing
Subtopic of primary thematic area:
Transparency (disclosure, reporting)
Secondary Thematic Area:
Election administration
Subtopic of secondary thematic area:
Mandate
Recommendation:
the election commissions that organize the elections have no real instruments of control over "shadow" expenses. This situation can be remedied, if the functions of organizing elections and financial oversight are split between two different bodies. Such practice exists in other countries where the audit of candidates’ and parties’ financial reports is done either by government auditing agencies or by organizations established specifically for control over political finances. In some countries, such institutions may initiate large-scale compliance assessments that include both the review of documents and the public hearings
Action required:
Legal change
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
Low
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Array
Implementation Status:
Not implemented