Political parties and candidates should be partly financed through private means.
- Political parties and candidates should be partly financed through private means. Private sources of funding may be internal or external to the party.
- Funding political parties through private contributions is also a form of political participation. Thus, legislation should attempt to achieve a balance between encouraging moderate contributions and limiting unduly large contributions.
- 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.