Measures taken by states to govern donations to parties should include rules to ensure transparency of donations.
- Measures taken by states governing donations to political parties should provide specific rules to... ensure transparency of donations and avoid secret donations.
- States should: i. provide that donations to political parties are made public, in particular, donations exceeding a fixed ceiling.
- The transparency of private financing of each party should be guaranteed. In achieving this aim, each party should make public each year the annual accounts of the previous year, which should incorporate a list of all donations other than membership fees. All donations exceeding an amount fixed by the legislator must be recorded and made public.
- Measures taken by states governing donations to parties should provide specific rules to avoid conflicts of interests, avoid prejudice to the activities of political parties, ensure transparency of donations and avoid secret donations.