Regulations and deadlines for legal recognition of political parties were clearly specified. Registration requirements were not so stringent that they jeopardized freedom of association
- States should legally recognize political parties for the effective exercise of related civil and political rights.
- Requirements for legal recognition should be clearly specified and realistic.
- Deadlines for applications for legal recognition should be clearly specified.
- While some regulation to foster transparency and democratic practices by political parties may be acceptable, parties should generally be free to determine their internal policies.