"When used, direct public campaign financing of political parties and, in some cases, candidates should be provided equitably and based on objective criteria."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Handbook for the Observation of Campaign Finance, p. 32
- State support to candidates and political parties may be financial.
- 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.
- If public funds are distributed to political parties and candidates, those funds should be available on an equitable basis.