"State resources should not be diverted or misused for campaign purposes. All state resources used for campaign purposes, such as media, buildings and event venues, must be made available to all electoral contestants on the basis of equal treatment, and disclosed or reported accordingly. "
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Handbook for the Observation of Campaign Finance, p. 33
- 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.
- Public resources should not be abused in support of a particular political party or candidate.