The right of compensation of election advertising expenses form the state budget of the Republic of Croatia shall be exercised by all the political parties who have registered their lists in at least one constituency for the election of representatives to the Parliament.
The right to compensation of expenses of the election advertising form the state budget of the Republic of Croatia shall also be exercises by the candidates for representatives of members of national minorities who are being elected in special constituencies and the holders of independent lists.
Parliamentary political parties that have had representatives in the Parliament on the day of 31st December 2002 and that participate on the elections, have the right to compensate
the expenses of the election advertising in the one-year amount determined for the year 2003 according to the Act on Political Parties (»Narodne novine« Nr 76/93, 111/96, 164/98 and 36/01) and according to the regulations adopted on the basis of this act.
The costs of election advertising from the Paragraph 1 of this Article must be paid to the political parties not later than 48 hours after the accepted lists have become final.
Every political party that has a list for the election of the representatives to Parliament has the obligation by the beginning of the election advertising to announce approximate data on the amount and source of own means that it intends to spend for the election advertising.
Candidates for representative of members of national minorities are also obliged to announce data on the amount and source of own means that they intend to spend on the election advertising by the beginning of the election advertising
Political parties, that on the day of 31st December 2002 have not been represented in the Parliament, and also the proposers of independent lists participating in the elections, have the right to compensation of costs of election advertising if they win at the elections more than 5% of valid votes of their constituency.
The right of expenditure compensation of the election advertising from the state budget of the Republic of Croatia shall also be exercised by the candidates for representative members of national minorities who shall win at least 5% of valid votes in a special constituency.
The compensation shall be paid within 30 days, from the day of the proclamation of official electoral results.
The amount of the compensation of the election advertising is to be determined by the Government of the Republic of Croatia by a special resolution. The resolution must be adopted not later than 20 days before the conducting of elections.
Political parties, independent candidates and candidates for representatives of national minorities can finance the election advertising with their own financial means.
The expenditures compensation of the election advertising shall be paid directly to central bank accounts of political parties in the place of their seat, or directly to independent candidates and candidates for representatives of national minorities.
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