Tunis — The Audit Office called, on Tuesday, for the adoption of a gradual proportional system in the public funding of the electoral campaigns.
Nine months after the election of the National Constituent Assembly, the Audit Office presented, Tuesday, its general report of monitoring the public funding of the electoral campaigns for the National Constituent Assembly of October 2012.
Until last May, only 38.57% of all the bidding lists submitted accounting documents of their electoral campaigns, said Abdelkader Zgolli Audit Office President during a meeting with the press.
"In front of this situation, the Audit Office was obliged to decide financial sanctions against more than 444 parties and lists," he said.
According to Fadhila Gargouri, official in the Audit Office, 61% of the bidding lists to the National Constituent Assembly have not yet presented reports on their financial resources mobilised during the electoral campaign.
The public funding of the electoral campaigns is estimated at 10,174 million dinars, including 88% were given to the bidding lists.
"The bidding lists should return to the state treasury an amount worth 4,840 million dinars for the public funding of their electoral campaign," said Mr. Zgolli.
Some 911 bidding lists to the National Constituent Assembly which had not obtained 3% of the required vote benefited of the second part of the public funding.
These lists should, according to the electoral law, return the amount of 2,977 million dinars.