The Party Law

Original Language Title: Puoluelaki

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In accordance with the decision of the Parliament, provides for: section 1 (16 July 2010/683) Party, for the purposes of this law, the Ministry of Justice to attend the party register to register the Association.


section 2 (15.6.2012/372) upon written application by the registered association of the party registration as a party: 1) with the aim of influencing Government Affairs;
2) with at least 5 000 in the parliamentary elections, with the right to vote in local elections or elections to the European Parliament supporters;
3. to safeguard the democratic principles in order to comply with the rules) by which the Association's decision-making and activities; and 4) with the rules drawn up in order in order to achieve the aim, the Association of the State of the principles and objectives of the framework programme to be followed for the operation of a.
Another Member of the Association, local, parallel, or apuyhdistystä cannot be registered as a party.
The registration of the party will be delivered free of charge.


section 3 (15.6.2012/372) the registration of the application for registration the application must be accompanied by: 1) extract from the register;
2) officially a certified copy of the rules in force;
3) the framework programme; and in accordance with the formula established by the Ministry of Justice 4) cards using the drawing up of the list of the party's supporters.
A list of the card must be: 1) the appellation of the personal data;
2) his assurance that he has a right to vote in the parliamentary elections, local elections or elections to the European Parliament;
3) date, which may not exceed one year older; and 4) advocate of a handwritten signature.


section 4 the name of the Party (16 July 2010/683) in the name of a registered party is added to the "" new "" the lexical rules for "" party, "", "" "" registrerat parti.
The party's name is not used in the registration of the labelling of the Association.


section 5 of the notice of the party's rule change (16 July 2010/683), the Party shall be notified to the Ministry of Justice with a view to amending, in the. The rules change is valid only when it is entered in the party in the register.
The change in the rules of the party is an important political party in the register, if the rules change, the conditions laid down in this law, even after the match.


section 6 (15.6.2012/372) the removal from the register of the party party, whose candidates, no one has been selected as a delegate to the last parliamentary elections which preceded them in and will be deleted from the registry. The party will be removed from the register if it has ceased to be registered as an association.
The party can be removed from the register on the basis of their claim, including my own.


section 7 of the enforceability of the decision (16 July 2010/683) of the Ministry of Justice and the decision of the Party on the issue of entry in the register is the location to be used, until the appeal is resolved.


7 (a) of section (e-/680) of the Government's residence (16 July 2010/683) of the party, as a member of the Board shall be a person who has his habitual residence in Finland.


section 8 (16 July 2010/683) Association of Support for the party and the party of the party and the party of the Association will receive support, as provided for below. The party of the Association, for the purposes of this law, the party or the Member of the association according to the rules of the Association.
In support of the party, or a party to the Association are attributed to the cash, the piece, as a service, or by any other similar means. Aid does not, however, be deemed to be: 1) in the ordinary and usual ways of supporting voluntary work;
2) party or party to the normal activities of the organisation of the Association or in accordance with the fair value of the related property management services;
3) party and its party supplies received by associations from each other;
4) party or the party of the Association or endemic, the General market is market rate-driven by the business income;
5) by the Association of the party or the party of investment income;
6) referred to in article 9 of the State and of the law or of the State or other similar budget-based subsidies.
In support of the party or the party during the electoral campaign of the Association read the support received for the campaign. In the course of the campaign-in this Act, the period beginning six months before polling day and ends in two weeks after election day.


8 (a) of section (e-/683) Support the party lähiyhteisölle Party lähiyhteisöllä for the purposes of this Act, the Foundation has been a foundation for the community or the community and the kind of Fund, that party shall notify the person concerned of the community or of the agreement of the Federal Audit Office of the Foundation lähiyhteisökseen.
In support of the party's lähiyhteisölle are attributed to cash, goods, service or by any other similar means. Aid does not, however, be deemed to be: 1) in the ordinary and usual ways of supporting voluntary work;
2) party to become involved in a community-based normal or in accordance with the fair value of the related property management services;
(CBO) from each other by the same party, 3);
4) party's community-based or endemic, the General market is market rate-driven by the business income;
5 the investment activity of the income by the party, a community-based);
6) by operation of law or on the basis of the budget for the subsidy to the State or the party's lähiyhteisölle.


8 (b) of section (e-/683) to support the restrictions on the Party, party and party lähiyhteisö may not receive the aid, which the insurance provider will not be able to find out. However, this does not apply to the normal collection activities from the support.
Party, party and party lähiyhteisö may not receive the same tukijalta any more support than a value of EUR 30 000 per calendar year. This does not, however, apply to the party or the party's support for the Association of community-based party and the support given to the acquired by inheritance.
Party, party and party lähiyhteisö may receive foreign assistance only from individuals and the idea of the direction of the party which are representative of the international community, and foundations.
Party, party and party lähiyhteisö may not receive support from the Government, from the State or municipality, a municipality in the grouping, Business Association, institution or the institution, depending on the Foundation and the accounting Act (1336/1997), Chapter 1, section 5 of the State within the meaning of, or controlled by the company. This does not, however, apply to the use of the premises and the usual hospitality.
The party and the party of the Association is to ensure that the election campaign for the support of or referred to in the advertisement shows the name of the payer of the ad. The name of a private individual must not, however, be disclosed without his express consent, if he paid the ad value is less than 1 500 euros.


8 (c) of section (e-/683) provide an up-to-date report of the party, the party of the Association and of the amount of aid received by the party, community-based and the issuing body shall be informed of the State Audit Agency, if an individual aid or an aid from a number of the same tukijalta the performance value of at least EUR 1 500 per calendar year (up to date). The notification shall be supplemented whenever a notification or its completion after the value of the tukijalta of the support from the new services for the excess amount. The aid will be announced gross. The aid, which has not been in cash, will be evaluated and expressed as a cash grant.
The party will take care of their notification, at the latest. The announcement will be made by electronic means not later than on the 15th day of the calendar month following the receipt of the aid.
The State Audit Office shall lay down more detailed provisions on the notification at the latest.


section 9 (e-/683) State aid, within the limits of the budget of the State can be represented in the Parliament in the party to grant assistance to the general public, as defined in the rules and support for the activities. The grant is to be shared by the parties in the last parliamentary elections, provided the number of seats in proportion to the quantities. If the parliamentary elections during the period between the publication of the State budget each year by at least half of one of the parties in the proportion of State aid edustaneista and for the purpose of calculating the read of the party's MPs have announced his resignation from the party of the President of the Parliament, representing the Parliament, is the key to review the grant so that the shifts that have occurred will be taken into account. The party can be demonstrated to the rest of the grant portion of the support for the activities of the Association.
The grant shall be entitled, in addition to any of the parties referred to in paragraph 1, the party in the parliamentary elections, the last yhteislistoilta or valitsijayhdistysten lists selected the President of the Parliament, MPs have given notice of their wish to be represented, and which will continue to operate in the yhteislistat which concerned or the voters ' associations äänestäjäryhmien political action. The condition, however, that the party is not marked with the party in the register prior to the Election Act (714/1998), the date on which the time limit laid down by the Ministry of Justice has said the elections for no later than inform the constituency registered parties the party committees. The grant is to be shared in accordance with the criteria laid down in paragraph 1, the Division shall apply mutatis mutandis.
The grant shall, on application, grant the Council of State. The grant pays for the Prime Minister's Office.
Otherwise, for the payment of the grant, and the law on State aid shall apply to the use of (688/2001).


section 9 (a) (16 July 2010/683)




The accounts of the party and the obligation of the Association as referred to in the grant decision, the accounting, the annual accounts and the report of the Board of Directors is valid, what accounting is required by law. In addition, in the context of the settlement of the accounts referred to in article 9 of the grant, as well as up-to-date information contained in the notifications as well as the costs and financing of the election campaign, as provided for in article 9 (b).
Lähiyhteisökseen by the community and the Foundation of the party, as well as the community and the Foundation, the Fund has been informed of the party's lähiyhteisöksi in addition to the information required by the accounting Act, is to present a breakdown of the community-based aid. A breakdown of the total as well as the support of support for grouped data includes contributions from individuals, businesses and others.
For more detailed information on the preparation and presentation of the provisions of the settlement can be given to the State by means of a Council regulation.


section 9 (b) (16 July 2010/683) the costs and financing of the election campaign, the information to the party and the Association, referred to in the grant decision shall specify the costs incurred during the election campaign, campaign-costs and financing in the light of the general election campaign separately as follows: 1) to the total cost of the election campaign, as well as the free distribution of newspapers, the election, broken down into advertising and magazines, on the radio, on television, as well as information networks and other communication media, ulkomainonnasta, magazines, brochures and other printed material, advertising design and the organisation of the election expenses incurred by the , in the election campaign by way of grants, adopted for the campaign staff and the costs of premises, as well as other costs;
2) election campaign, this article must be linked to loans, as well as the financial total, broken down by section 9 of the Act, as referred to in the grant, and the law of the State or other similar budget-based assistance, support in the election campaign, as well as to other sources of financing; support in the election campaign are grouped by support from individuals, companies and others.
Separately, must be mentioned in each individual support received during the campaign-and its donor, provided that the total value of at least EUR 1 500. A number of the same tukijalta the campaign during the performance will be totaled and will be announced as one of the support. The aid will be announced gross. The aid, which has not been in cash, will be evaluated and expressed as a cash grant. The name of an individual shall not be informed without his express consent, where his support is less than 1 500 euros.
If the aid on the part of the support for a minimum of 1 500 from a third includes EUR passed, the recipient shall inform the issuing body of the aid of the information transmitted.
The party and the Association of the grant decision may submit to the Federal Audit Office before polling day advance notification, which includes the costs and financing of the election campaign for the plan.
The State Audit Office shall lay down more detailed provisions on the conclusion of the specifications.


9 (c) of section (e-/683) the audit referred to in article 9, the State party and the recipient of the grant within the meaning of the decision of the Association as well as the party's Foundation, as well as a lähiyhteisöksi community and indicated in the community and the Foundation, the Fund has been informed of the law of the Court of Auditors, shall be lähiyhteisöksi (1141/2015) for the auditor. If the auditor is an audit firm, has selected for the audit firm inform the audited entity, the auditor has the main responsibility for the audit. (18.9.2015/1196)

L:lla 1196/2015 amended the Act shall enter into force on the 1.1.2016. The previous wording: The State referred to in article 9, the recipient of aid within the meaning of the decision of the party and the Association, as well as the party's Foundation, as well as a lähiyhteisöksi community and indicated in the community and the Foundation, the Fund has been informed of the law of the Court of Auditors, shall be lähiyhteisöksi (459/2007) the statutory auditor or audit firm, or on the public administration and economy (467/1999) OFR-accountant or OFR-community. The audit firm and the audited entity, the Community shall inform the OFR-who has the main responsibility for the audit of the financial statements to the auditor.
The beneficiary of the subsidy to the party and the grant decision, referred to in its report the Court of Auditors the Court of Auditors, the auditor of the Association as provided by law, in addition to the pronunciation: 1) is the use of the State subsidy in place and reporting on compliance with the provisions of this Act and the terms of the grant award decision;
2) is complied with the provisions of this Act for the support and the support of the restrictions on the financing of the costs of the election campaign, and for reporting.
The party's Foundation, a community-based and community and that the Fund is lähiyhteisö as provided by law, the Court of Auditors, the Auditor, in addition to whether or not the utterance of a community-based operation complied with the provisions of this Act for the support and aid.


Article 9 d (16 July 2010/683), submission of the financial statements, the Party shall submit to the Ministry of Justice of the State Audit Office and the party and the Association, referred to in the grant decision the Court of Auditors report and financial statements, including its annexes, as well as 9 (a) the statements referred to in subparagraph (1) of article and information. To this end, the Association is referred to in the grant decision, provide the relevant documents and information to the relevant party. The party's documents and information will be provided within three months of the date of the financial statements of the party has been established. The documents of the Association as referred to in the grant decision and the information shall be forwarded within one month of approval of the financial statements of the Association.
The party lähiyhteisöksi the notified the Foundation shall forward to the community or the State Audit Office, the Court of Auditors report and financial statements, including its annexes, section 9 (a) of the breakdown referred to in paragraph 2, and article 9 (c) referred to in subsection within three months of the date of the opinion of the community, or the Foundation's accounts. The community, or the Foundation, of which the Fund is reported to lähiyhteisöksi, submit equivalent documents within three months of the date of the financial statements of the Foundation of the community, or has been confirmed.
The State Audit Office shall lay down more detailed provisions on the submission of documents and information.


9 (e) of section (e-/683) by the Ministry of Justice monitors the use of the grant provided for in article 9 of this law and the provisions adopted in the implementation and monitoring of compliance with the provisions in so far as is not covered by the State Audit Agency. Supervision of the use of the law of the State shall apply to the grant of grant.
The State Audit Office shall monitor this legislation to support the reporting of costs and financing of the election campaign, as well as the drawing up of the documents and information relating to compliance with the provisions on transmission of the party, and the party of the Association as referred to in the grant decision, the community-based and (ensure). In this role, the Agency may inspect the accounts and resources to monitor and, if necessary, calls on the controlled to meet the obligations under this law.
The State Audit Office shall be subject to a penalty payment, order the controlled to comply with their obligations, if the documents or information is not submitted to the Agency's request, despite the accuracy of the corrected or supplemented and the adequacy of the cleared and the failure to act is, taken as a whole. The periodic penalty payment to be paid by the State Audit Agency condemns the Act (683/2000), paragraph 15 of the periodic penalty payment. The setting of the periodic penalty payment to be paid by the convict may be appealing to a change and the Supreme Administrative Court as the administrative act (586/1996).
The State Audit Office supply provides otherwise, the law on the State Audit Agency.
The State Audit Office to give Parliament an annual report on its activities under the supervision of the law.


9 (f) of section (e-/683) registry and the public access to information of the State Audit Office shall maintain a register in which shall be deposited in the party financing statement 8 (c) the declarations referred to in article 9 (a) of subsection 2 of section 9 (b) and referred to in article 9 d of the specifications, as well as of the information contained in the documents referred to in subparagraph (1). Notwithstanding the provisions of the Act on the openness of government activities (621/1999), article 16 (3), every person has the right to have copies of the registry, as well as information about the global computer network.
Real-time notification and advance notification and a statement to the registry on the retention of data, as well as the receipt of monies standing to the other provides otherwise, the Archives Act (831/1994) and the Act on the openness of government activities.


section 10 (16 July 2010/683) Equity requirement in the State, the municipality and the Federation authorities, as well as the control of communities and institutions shall be treated in all parties on an equal basis and in accordance with uniform criteria.
The Finnish Broadcasting Company Ltd may, in applying subsection 1 of the company's election programmes also take into account the programmatic aspects.


section 11 (e-/683) Recovery


The State Council, the Government plenary session may provide for the payment of the grant referred to in article 9, as well as the cessation of assistance already paid to it, or part of it back to the recovery of State aid should be recovered as required by law. It may, however, be provided for the cessation of, or payment for all or part of the grant paid to the back the aid should be recovered from the party, which also significantly disregards this according to the law, the obligation. If laiminlyöjä is the obligation to grant decision to stop the payment of the grant referred to in the rest of society, or the recovery of part of the subsidy to be allocated to it can only relate to.


Article 12 (e-/683) more detailed provisions on the implementation of the provisions of this law shall be provided to the State for details by means of a Council regulation.


Article 13 entry into force and transitional arrangements (16 July 2010/683) this law shall enter into force on 1 February 1969.
At the time of entry into force of the law shall be entered in the register of the Finnish social democratic party official party on behalf of mining and metallurgical engineers, the Centre Party, the Finnish people's Democratic League – r.y. Demokratiska Förbundet för Finlands Folk r.y., national coalition party in Finland, Svenska folkpartiet i Finland r.f., the liberal people's Party, r.y., the social democratic Union of workers and smallholders r.y., Finnish Rural Party r.y. and Communist Party – Finlands Kommunistiska Parti of mining and metallurgical engineers, but it is the law of the said parties within three months of the entry into force of the Ministry of Justice under section 3 of the 1 of the first of the reports referred to in paragraphs 1 to 3, that they would otherwise be removed from the register.
If some party in the register of political parties are to each other in a relationship, than for the purposes of article 2 (2) of this Act, shall be considered for the purposes of applying the provisions set out in the political parties as one of the party.

The change of the date of entry into force of the acts and application: 5.1.1973/1: this law shall enter into force on 8 January 1973.




401/10: this law shall enter into force on 1 January 1987.
Support for the activities of political parties shall be repealed this law grants the regulation on 19 January 1973 (27/73).
Article 8 provided for the selection of Auditors shall apply to the Auditors after the entry into force of the law. Section 9 (a) of the Ministry of Justice under the right to carry out inspections and surveys by the inspector designated by the parties and the use of funds from the accounts, after the entry into force of the law.
THEY 69/86, plvk. bet. 30/86, svk. Mrs. 24.11.1989/134/86 1007: this law shall enter into force on 1 December 1989.
Before the entry into force of the law for the implementation of the necessary measures can be taken.
THEY 158/89, the PeVM 6/89, svk. Mrs. 140/89 delivered until 20 July 1992/653: this law shall enter into force on 1 August 1992.
Before the entry into force of the law for the implementation of the necessary measures can be taken.
THEY'RE 57/92, 16 July 2010/6/92, the PeVM 680: this law shall enter into force on 1 September, 2010.
THEY 267/2009, LaVM 8/2010 2010-16 July 2010, the EV 73/692: this law shall enter into force on 1 September, 2010. (A) to (c) and 8 of this law, article 9, section 9 (b) of subsection 4 and section 9 (c) shall apply only with effect from 1 January 2011.
THEY'RE 6/3/2010, 2010, PeVM EV 100/2010 15.6.2012/372: this law shall enter into force on 1 September 2012.
THEY'RE 22/2012, the PeVM 4/2012, EV 18.9.2015/36/2012 1196: this law shall enter into force on the 1 January 2016.
THEY TaVM 34/254/2014, 2014, EV 371/2014