All six parties in Hungary’s parliament agreed on the main principles of political party and campaign financing and signed a declaration on Wednesday. The agreement was made during talks initiated by Transparency International Hungary.
The estimated spendings of the parliamentary parties based on the received data will be published on www.kepmutatas.hu by TI Hungary after the closing of the elections.
Transparency International Hungary organized a meeting about campaign financing for experts and members of the press. The participating campaign, election and communication experts talked about campaign financing and shared interesting facts with the visitors.
Transparency International Hungary (TI) says that the government has taken only symbolic steps to clean up the party and campaign financing system. The organization monitors local election campaign spending and calls for immediate action to settle the situation. After the elections, Transparency International Hungary will publish the estimated expenses of parliamentary party campaigns based on the received data on the website www.kepmutatas.hu.
The joint initiative of Transparency International Hungary, Freedom House Europe and the Eötvös Károly Institute, the website www.kepmutatas.hu, published data, according to which, two days before the first round of the 2010 parliamentary elections, both MSZP and Fidesz exceeded the legal spending limit in their campaigns.
Peter Eigen, the founder of the worldwide organization of Transparency International (TI) visited Budapest meeting with the leading actors of the anti-corruption movements in Hungary.
After evaluating the reactions of the parliamentary parties, Transparency International and Freedom House have decided to pull out of unsuccessful negotiations about campaign financing. Next year, the two civil groups, which previously prepared a campaign finance reform bill, will strictly monitor party campaigns and are determined to publicize any corrupt campaign finance practice.
Freedom House Europe and Transparency International Hungary have conciliated with the parliamentary parties on the bill of campaign financing reforms prepared by the two organizations.
Representatives of Freedom House Europe, Transparency International Hungary and parliamentary parties have met to discuss the campaign finance reform bill which was prepared by the two civil organizations.
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL AND FREEDOM HOUSE TO SCRUTINIZE CAMPAIGN SPENDING
The campaign monitor helps to keep track of the parties’ campaign spending. The aim is to provide citizens with a precise picture about how party campaigns are conducted and how much they actually cost.
Events organized by Transparency International Hungary about party and campaign financing.