Electoral Council receives 2014 annual report of political parties

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Philipsburg: Five of the eight registered political parties submitted their annual reports and accompanying financial reports to the Electoral Council before the deadline on March 31, 2015. The Electoral Council received the annual reports and financial reports from two parties a day after the deadline and is currently awaiting the hard copies and accountant’s signed financial statements to the reports submitted.

Only one party has fully complied with all requirements stipulated in Article 27 and 28 of the National Ordinance of Registration and Finances of Political Parties.

To date, despite being reminded, one party did not submit its annual report to the Electoral Council. The party in question received a letter from the Electoral Council with the urgent request to submit its report within a certain time frame.

The Electoral Council is currently in the final phase of its review on the donation registration of political parties and will soon embark on the review of the annual and financial reports submitted by the political parties. After this review, the Electoral Council will send the reports together with its own observations to the General Audit Chamber to verify the accuracy of the information submitted.