"The use of public resources for the performance of parliamentary duties may be limited or suspended in proximity to elections to minimize the structural advantages of incumbency and the appearance of a self-protecting cartel of parties in parliament."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR), CoE (Venice Commission): Guidelines on Political Party Regulation, Second Edition, para. 129
- Public resources should not be abused in support of a particular political party or candidate.
- The legal framework should provide for a general prohibition of abuse of public resources and of official position, clearly stipulating permissible and prohibited practices.
- When public resources are permitted to be used during campaigns, they should be available to all parties and candidates without discrimination.