Thursday, September 03, 2009

What cost is a President worth?

The cost of gambling with democracy

proUA has another insightful article on the cost of the presidential campaign which places the true cost of Ukraine's presidential office way above the 1.5 billion hryvinas budgeted for by Ukraine's Central Electorate Commission.

Moldova's Constitutional Parliamentary appointment system is looking good.

"According to assessments by political analysts, each presidential candidate will have to spend at least US $150-200mn to promote himself; this includes buying story lines in the media, visual advertising, canvassing, printing political material and, of course, work with electoral commissions"