Burkina Faso : six political parties benefit from a State global subsidy of 500 million FCFA

In 2017, Burkina Faso officially had 148 parties and political parties. Photo : RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Six political parties out of more than 150 that count Burkina Faso benefited in 2018 from a State global subsidy of 500 million FCFA, has announced the Ministry in charge of Territorial Administration.

According to the Minister of State, Minister of Territorial Administration, Decentralization and Social Cohesion (MATDC), Simeon Sawadogo this funding is granted to parties and political parties that obtained at least 3% of the votes cast in the last general elections .

The distribution of this public financing is made in proportion to the votes obtained by each party. Following the results of the last legislative elections and according to the report of the Court of Auditors, six political parties receive, for the year 2018, this grant.

These are: the Alliance for Democracy and the Federation-African Democratic Rally (ADF-RDA): 19 300 000 FCFA, the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP): 83 150 000 FCFA, the Movement of the People for Progress (MPP): 218,500,000 FCFA, from the New Alliance of Faso (NAFA): 26,150,000 FCFA, Union for the Renaissance / Party Sankarist (UNIR / PS): 23,600,000 FCFA and the Union for Progress and Change (UPC): 129,300,000 FCFA.

Calling the beneficiaries to use these funds legally, Minister Sawadogo referred to the law which states that: may be considered as off-campaign activities and eligible for public funding: political training activities of party members and supporters and political formations, media coverage of party and political party events, the holding of statutory bodies of political parties and formations, and the publication and promotion of political ideology and political party publications.

Burkina Faso had 148 parties and political parties, of which 106 were in good standing vis-à-vis their own texts, 38 were in an irregular situation and 4 were in a state of unresolved state as of 23 October 2017, according to official figures.

In 2016, it is recalled, the ministry in charge of public liberties in Burkina Faso had invited the leaders of political parties and formations to comply with the provisions in force, on pain of suspension or dissolution.

In Burkina Faso, when they were created, parties and political parties adopted statutes and rules of procedure, which they adopted during a constitutive general assembly.

According to Burkinabè law, “when the party or the political party no longer respects its own statutes relating to its regular functioning, the minister in charge of civil liberties may issue a warning to him to respect his statutes”.

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