Campaign finance: a quick world tour

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With $6 billion likely to be spent in the US this year on the race for the White House, the issue of campaign finance will remain in the headlines for much of 2012 in the United States. Though the sums tend to be smaller in other countries, funding elections raises many concerns around the world.

Experts from Transparency International’s chapter network from the United Kingdom, India and Russia told about key concerns in their countries. Should there be more public funding in the UK to keep the playing field level? Do companies in India stick to the legal limits for campaign donations? Do politicians in Russia unfairly benefit from their public office on the campaign trail?

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