Foreign Funding Ban To Level The Playing Field

October 2011
Africa Monitor: North Africa Monitor;Oct2011, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p8
Country Report
The article reports on the significance of the approval of a proposal by reform committee which would ban foreign funding of political parties in Tunisia. It notes that the proposal bans any direct and indirect funding of political parties and prohibits the distribution of monetary and in-kind benefits to voters. It notes that the bill was backed by large majority of the committee's members.


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