"Regulations on campaign financing should not favour or discriminate against any party or candidate. There should be a clear separation between the state and political parties, and public resources should not be used unfairly for the benefit of one candidate or group of candidates."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Election Observation Handbook (Fifth Edition), p. 18
- The formula for the distribution of state support to to candidates and political parties should be objective, fair, and reasonable.
- Where legislation allows for public funding, private funding, or a mix of the two, legislation should ensure that all political parties and candidates are treated equitably with respect to campaign finance and expenditures.