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Title: Political Parties Act CH
Category: Ministry of the Interior(內政部)
Chapter 6. Penalties
Article 33
In any political party election of party leaders and/or election of central, municipal, and/or county/city-level party officers, any of the following circumstances shall be punishable by imprisonment of not more than three years and a fine not exceeding NT$300,000:
1. A person with the right to vote demands, agrees upon with a tacit accord, or receives property or other unfair advantage in exchange for not exercising said right to vote or exercising it for any agreed-upon purpose.
2. A person seeks to induce another/others who have the right to vote, by promising with a tacit accord or delivering property or other unfair advantage, not to exercise said right to vote or to exercise said vote for any agreed-upon purpose.
3. A person seeks to induce a candidate to forfeit an election or hold certain agreed-upon campaign activities by promising with a tacit accord or delivering property or other unfair advantage.
4. A candidate demands, agrees upon with a tacit accord, or accepts property or other unfair advantage in exchange for forfeiting an election or holding certain agreed-upon campaign activities.
Political parties holding elections for party leaders and/or central, municipal, and county/city-level staff elections shall make public all matters related to their election operations and shall set forth the starting and ending times, operational flows, qualifications of candidates, and confirmation of persons eligible for voting. Political parties shall file a submission with the competent authority within five days of announcing election activities for future reference.
Article 34
Political parties acting in violation of Article 23 shall be punished with a fine of not less than NT$5 million but not more than NT$25 million. In cases of non-compliance with an order to cease operations or investments within the prescribed time period, a fine may be imposed for each instance of the violation.
Article 35
Political parties acting in violation of Article 24 shall be punished with a fine of not less than NT$5 million but not more than NT$25 million. In cases of non-compliance with an order to convey real property within the prescribed time period, a fine may be imposed for each instance of the violation.
Article 36
Chief conspirators of political parties in violation of Article 30, Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be punished with a fine of not less than NT$1 million but not more than NT$5 million, and all accomplices shall be punished with a fine of not less than NT$50,000 but not more than NT$250,000. In cases of non-compliance with an order to cease the unlawful conduct, a fine may be imposed for each instance of the violation.
Article 37
Political parties in violation of Article 18 shall be punished with a fine of not less than NT$500,000 but not more than NT$2.5 million. In cases of non-compliance with an order to disband such organizations within a specified time period, a fine may be imposed for each instance of the violation.
Article 38
Political parties in violation of Article 20 shall be punished with a fine of not less than NT$500,000 but not more than NT$2.5 million.
Article 39
Political parties in violation of Article 7, Paragraph 4 shall be punished with a fine of not less than NT$200,000 but not more than NT$1 million. In cases of non-compliance with an order to cease the unlawful conduct, a fine may be imposed for each instance of the violation.
Article 40
The competent authority shall notify political parties in violation of Article 21, Paragraphs 1 and 3 (i.e., failure to file a declaration or failure to file a declaration in compliance with relevant laws and regulations) to file a declaration or make revisions within a prescribed time period. Political parties that still fail to file a declaration shall be punished with a fine of not less than NT$1,000,000 but not more than NT$5,000,000. Parties that fail to revise or whose revisions fail to meet requirements shall be punished with a fine of not less than NT$200,000 but not more than NT$1 million. In cases of non-compliance with an order to cease the unlawful conduct, a fine may be imposed for each instance of the violation.
Article 41
Political parties in violation of Article 11, Paragraph 2 shall be punished with a fine of not less than NT$100,000 but not more than NT$500,000. In cases of non-compliance with an order to cease the unlawful conduct, a fine may be imposed for each instance of the violation.