This article argues about possible connection between Cambridge Analytica and the main Romanian party in power:
Rupert Wolfe Murray, a British consultant, says that Cambridge Analytica, through senior official Mark Turnbull, approached him before Romania’s 2016 parliamentary elections to work for the Social Democratic Party (PSD), ABC News reports.
Wolfe Murray said that he declined the offer because he did not want to work for political parties. It is unclear whether the data analytics company actually played a role in the Romanian elections. The PSD party won around 46 percent of the votes.
A clearer connection between the same party and a private company seems to be related to the 2016 Parliamentary elections:
An aggressive and creative campaign run by Israeli strategists Moshe Klughaft and Sefi Shaked helped the Romanian Center-Left Social Democratic PSD Party win a landslide victory in last week’s election.
However I have noticed very little media coverage about these contracts: some talked very little about them, but there were basically no details provided (e.g. their value). Other information such as politicians big assets, party debt have been presented to the public numerous times and I find strange that these contracts are not discussed.
Question: How is this usually handled in democratic countries? Is basic information of contracts between political parties and private companies public information? Or are these contracts usually made as secret as possible?