Published On: Tue, May 7th, 2013

OAS organises forum on political financing in the Caribbean

OASBRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will organize, together with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), a forum to strengthen the regulation of political parties and political financing in the Caribbean, May 8-9, in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The event will bring together 42 participants, representing electoral management bodies as well as governing and opposition parties from 14 member states from the Caribbean, to discuss strengthening the regulation of political parties and political financing in the region.

The forum builds upon a 2010 regional consultation on model campaign finance legislation organized by the OAS in Kingston, Jamaica, and aims to engage high-level stakeholders in the development of laws and regulations on political financing in order to ensure transparent and equitable electoral processes in the region.

The secretary general of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, will address participants on the importance of equity and transparency for democracies.

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