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European Exchange

Stricter regulation of election campaign financing and party donations needed in electoral law reform

The German Bundestag is currently discussing a reform of the electoral law in order to curb further enlargement of the parliament and increase the proportion of women in parliament. EPDE's Chairperson, Stefanie Schiffer, explains that a reform of the current electoral law must also include stricter rules for campaign financing and transparency rules for the publication of campaign donations, which have long since ceased to meet international standards.

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