"The following conditions should exist in a country holding an election: no unreasonable limitations placed on a citizen's ability to participate in the political process… and respect for the rights of freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of assembly for a period adequate to allow political organizing and campaigning and to inform citizens about the candidates and issues."
International Human Rights Law Group: Guidelines for International Election Observing, p. 18, VC.1

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Guidelines for International Election Observing