Country:
Russia
Organization:
Golos - open source data
Year:
2018
Election Type:
Presidential
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:
Election administration
Subtopic of primary thematic area:
Mandate
Secondary Thematic Area:
Campaign financing
Subtopic of secondary thematic area:
Campaign finance oversight body
Recommendation:
The Golos Movement agrees with the opinion of OSCE ODIHR, which believes that “although the CEC cooperates with other state authorities in its effort to control the legality of the transactions made through electoral funds, it does not have the investigative capacity to check transactions potentially made outside the electoral funds. This effectively limits the accountability and transparency of the campaign finance.” We see the possible solution to the problem in the separation of functions of election organization and financial control, which could be done either through the establishment of a new body or through the transfer of financial monitoring functions to the existing entities, such as Russia’s Audit Chamber
Action required:
Legal change
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
Medium
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Array
Implementation Status:
Not implemented