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Article 83
 

1. The generic campaign expenses will be distributed between the benefitted campaigns in accordance with the following:


a) Generic campaign expenses are understood as those incurred in campaign and propaganda activities, in which the party or the coalition promotes or invites to vote for a group of candidates for elective off ces that it nominates, provided that the candidate or the type of campaign is not specified;


b) The generic expenses in which no candidate or type of campaign is identified, but some public policy or proposal of the party or coalition is disseminated, and


c) In the cases in which the emblem is published or disseminated or the slogans with which the party, coalition or their candidates identify themselves or that are included in their electoral platforms are mentioned.


2. In the cases when two or more candidates for elective off ces are promoted, the campaign expenses will be distributed in the following manner:


a) In the event of a candidate for President of the Republic and a candidate for Senator, forty percent of the expenses will be distributed to President of the Republic and sixty percent to the candidate for Senator;


b) In the event of a candidate for President of the Republic and a candidate for Federal Representative, sixty percent will be distributed to the candidate for President of the Republic and forty percent to the candidate for Federal Representative;


c) In the event of candidates for President of the Republic, Senator and Federal Representative, twenty percent will be distributed to President of the Republic, fifty percent to the candidate for Senator and thirty percent to the candidate for Federal Representative;


d) In the event that the campaign expenses are integrated by candidates for President of the Republic, Senator, Federal Representative and a local campaign, f fteen percent will be distributed to the candidate for President of the Republic; thirty-five percent to the candidate for Senator; twenty-five percent to the Federal Representative and twentyf ve percent to the respective local campaign;


e) In the event that a candidate for President of the Republic and a local campaign are involved, forty percent will be distributed to the candidate for President of the Republic and sixty percent to the local campaign;


f) In the event that they are integrated by candidates for President of the Republic, Senator and a local campaign, twenty percent will be distributed to the candidate for President of the Republic; sixty percent to the candidate for Senator and twenty percent to the candidate of the respective local election;


g) In the event that candidates for President of the Republic, Federal Representatives and a local candidate participate, forty percent will be distributed to the candidate for President, thirtyf ve percent to the candidate for Federal Representative and twentyf ve percent to the candidate in the local election;


h) In the event that a candidate for Senator and a candidate for Federal Representative participate, seventy percent of the expenses will be distributed to the candidate for Senator and thirty percent to the candidate for Federal Representative;


i) In the event that a candidate for Senator, a candidate for Federal Representative and a local candidate participate, fifty percent will be distributed to the candidate for Senator, thirty percent to the candidate for Federal Representative and twenty percent to the candidate in the local campaign;


j) In the event that a candidate for Senator and a local candidate participate, seventyf ve percent will be distributed to the candidate for Senator and twentyf ve percent to the candidate in the respective local election;


k) In the event that a candidate for Federal Representative and a candidate related with a local campaign participate, fifty percent will be distributed to each, and


l) In the event of federal campaigns, if there are more than two candidates for Senator or Federal Representatives in the same geographic area, the percentage will be divided between the involved candidates according to the corresponding campaign. The same assumption will be applicable for the local campaigns.


3 . It is understood as expenses that benefit a candidate when any of the following assumptions coincide:


a) The name of the candidate nominated by the party of coalition is mentioned;


b) A picture of the candidate is disseminated, or


c) The vote in favor of this campaign is expressly promoted.


4. The Regulations on Auditing will develop the previous rules and will establish the rules for the accounting record and the verification of the expenses referred to in this article.