Equal Treatment of Candidates and Parties
- The state should enable new parties to compete under fair conditions with more established parties.
- No one should suffer from discrimination or disadvantage of any kind because of his candidacy.
- Distinctions made on the basis of disabilities are to be considered discrimination.
- Electoral legislation and its regulations should offer clear guidance with respect to the process by which parties and candidates were placed on the ballot.
- Discrimination must not be practiced based on race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity and expression, migrant, refugee, repatriate, stateless or internally displaced status, genetic trait, mental or physical health condition, including infectious contagious condition and debilitating psychological condition, or other status at any time.
- Discrimination means any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, or national or social origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
- Political parties should be assured that they will be able to compete with each other on an equal basis before the law.
- Procedures for ballot access must be non-discriminatory.
- Discrimination includes any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference on the basis of sex.
- All political contestants should have an equal period of time in which to campaign.
- Distinctions made on the basis of sexual orientation are to be considered discrimination.
- Discrimination must not be practiced based on sex.
- All are equal before the law, and laws should be equally enforced.