Legislature approves bill to limit donations from political parties

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/05/29
By: Chen Chun-hua and Ko Lin 

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) The legislature approved Tuesday an amendment that will set an upper limit on the amount of donations a political party can pass on to its candidates in election campaigns.

According to the amendment to the Political Donations Act, political parties will not be allowed to donate more than NT$25 million (about US$881,700) to presidential and vice presidential candidates, or more than NT$2 million to each legislative candidate.

Mayoral candidates will not be allowed to receive more than NT$3 million in political donations from their parties, while city and county council candidates will be bound by an upper limit of NT$500,000 each, according to the new amendment.

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