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Saturday 26 of September 2020

Political Parties' Accountability to Experience Radical Changes


FUNCIONARIOS MUNICIPALES YUCATECOS CONCLUYEN CAPACITACIÓN
FUNCIONARIOS MUNICIPALES YUCATECOS CONCLUYEN CAPACITACIÓN
The transparency reforms impose 78 obligations on political parties

Javier Acuña Llamas spoke about the transparency obligations imposed on political parties. Photo: Notimex/Isaías Hernández.
Javier Acuña Llamas spoke about the transparency obligations imposed on political parties. Photo: Notimex/Isaías Hernández.

Javier Acuña Llamas, commissioner of the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI), said that the reforms in transparency impose 78 specific obligations to political parties and will radically affect the way that society can learn about the management of public money by parties, which are mainly financed by the state treasury.

Participating in the “Transparency and political parties” forum, held in León, Guanajuato, Acuña Llamas stressed the importance of allowing citizens to directly inspect the use of public resources.

The General law imposes 48 general transparency obligations to all recipients of public resources. But it also imposes an additional 30 obligations to political parties, including making public the state funding they receive, in order to create certainty among the electorate.

Political parties will have to report on their debts, the amount destined to social media and political advertising, concessions, contracts, inventories of movable and immovable property, register of members, persons responsible for finances and the amount of private financing received, among other things, said Acuña Llamas.

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