Both the state and citizens were able to support candidates and parties, including financial support, and this support did not interfere with the independence of the party
- The state and its citizens are both entitled to provide support to candidates and political parties.
- State support to candidates and political parties may be financial.
- The state may contribute, directly or indirectly, to the operational costs of party activities, election campaigns, and the functioning of parliamentary party groups.
- State support should be limited to reasonable contributions.
- State and citizen support should not interfere with the independence of a political party.
- Measures to promote the participation and representation of women could include gender-targeted public funding of political parties.