"Regulations may limit the overall monetary contribution an individual or a legal entity may make to a candidate/party (quantitative restrictions). Additionally, regulations may prohibit contributions from certain sources, such as foreign persons or organizations, legal entities, state bodies or public enterprises, or anonymous donations (qualitative restrictions)."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Handbook for the Observation of Campaign Finance, p. 33
- States should regulate funding by foreign donors, but should not limit contributions by nationals living abroad.
- Reasonable limitations may be placed on private funding contributions to level the playing field during campaign activities.
- Limits on private contributions may consist of a maximum threshold on the amount of money that may be accepted from a single source.
- Limits on private contributions may consist of a limit on the total sum of acceptable private donations.
- States should consider introducing rules which define acceptable sources of donations to political parties and/or candidates.
- States should consider limiting or prohibiting donations from anonymous sources.
- No party may receive clandestine or fraudulently obtained financial aid.