"The fairness of a campaign will be undermined where state resources are unreasonably used to favour the campaign of one candidate or political party. State resources – such as the use of public buildings for campaign events – should be available on an equitable basis to all contestants."
DocumentEU: Handbook for European Union Election Observation, Second Edition, p. 52
- The formula for the distribution of state support to to candidates and political parties should be objective, fair, and reasonable.
- Political associations should have equal opportunity to access public facilities.
- Public resources should not be abused in support of a particular political party or candidate.