"The amount of public funding awarded to parties must be carefully designed to guarantee the utility of such funding, while at the same time ensuring that private contributions are not made superfluous or their impact nullified."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR), CoE (Venice Commission): Guidelines on Political Party Regulation, Second Edition, para. 233
- Political parties and candidates should be partly financed through private means.
- Where private funding contributions are allowed, the system should be designed to ensure equality of freedom to raise private funds.
- Reasonable limitations may be placed on private funding contributions to level the playing field during campaign activities.