States should regulate funding by foreign donors, but should not limit contributions by nationals living abroad.
- Any foreign donations, inclusive of those from foreign physical and legal entities, for candidates, political parties (coalitions), participating in elections, or to other public unions and organizations, which directly or indirectly, or in another manner relate to or are under a direct influence of control of the candidate, political party (coalition), and facilitate or contribute to accomplishment of goals of the political party (coalition) are not allowed.
- States should specifically limit, prohibit or otherwise regulate donations from foreign donors.
- Reasonable restrictions on campaign funding can include limits on funding from foreign or anonymous sources.
- Private contributions can be made for campaign expenses, but the total amount of such contributions should not exceed the stated ceiling. Contributions from foreign States or enterprises must be prohibited. This prohibition should not prevent financial contributions from nationals living abroad.
- The legal framework of party financing should specifically limit, prohibit or otherwise regulate contributions from foreign donors.
- In general, states should take measures aimed at limiting, prohibiting or otherwise strictly regulating donations from: corporate entities/business enterprises; individuals, public or private legal entities of foreign nationality.
- Political parties may receive private financial donations. Donations from foreign States or enterprises must however be prohibited. This prohibition should not prevent financial donations from nationals living abroad.