The judges of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) ordered the Ministry of Finance to deposit almost ¢195 million in State financing to cover the expenses of the organization of the last election campaign.
It was endorsed by the Supreme Election Court (TSE), on October 2, before the group’s request to pay the expenses incurred between October 6, 2021 and March 23, 2022.
“The magistrates ordered the Ministry of Finance to deposit the money with the PAC, while reporting that the party has a reserve of ¢299 million for future organizational and training costs,” he reported. The country.
It is worth noting that “after two consecutive victories in the presidential contests in 2014 and 2018, the PAC only got 13,803 votes in the first round (0.66% of the total votes cast) in 2022 and did not achieve any representation.”
In a resolution issued on November 30, 2022, in response to a request from the PAC itself, the Court opened an option to recognize certain costs for groups that receive little support in the vote.
The magistrates decided, on that occasion, that the parties may request payment for those invoices for permanent organization and training expenses that have no direct relation to the campaign.
These are the rental costs for the headquarters of the party, receipts for public services and payment of salaries to permanent staff, among others, said Fabián Solano, president of the PAC, as detailed in La Nation.
Now, political organizations can collect these expenses as long as they have reserves of political debt from other electoral processes.
Following this TSE decision, Acción Ciudadana presented a settlement of costs for ¢196 million.
“If you look at it, it’s not much. We must know how to use those resources, we are also not left with political debt reserves,” said Fabián Solano.