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Political Parties

Ukraine, English

The establishment and activity of political parties and public associations are prohibited if their programme goals or actions are aimed at the liquidation of the independence of Ukraine, the change of the constitutional order by violent means, the violation of the sovereignty and territorial indivisibility of the State, the undermining of its security, the unlawful seizure of state power, the propaganda of war and of violence, the incitement of inter-ethnic, racial, or religious enmity, and the encroachments on human rights and freedoms and the health of the population.
Political parties and public associations shall not have paramilitary formations.
The creation and activity of organisational structures of political parties shall not be permitted within bodies of executive and judicial power and executive bodies of local self-government, in military formations, and also in state enterprises, educational establishments and other state institutions and organisations.
The prohibition of the activity of associations of citizens is exercised only through judicial procedure. (Art. 37)

Ukraine, Ukrainian

Утворення і діяльність політичних партій та громадських організацій, програмні цілі або дії яких спрямовані на ліквідацію незалежності України, зміну конституційного ладу насильницьким шляхом, порушення суверенітету і територіальної цілісності держави, підрив її безпеки, незаконне захоплення державної влади, пропаганду війни, насильства, на розпалювання міжетнічної, расової, релігійної ворожнечі, посягання на права і свободи людини, здоров'я населення, забороняються.
Політичні партії та громадські організації не можуть мати воєнізованих формувань.
Не допускається створення і діяльність організаційних структур політичних партій в органах виконавчої та судової влади і виконавчих органах місцевого самоврядування, військових формуваннях, а також на державних підприємствах, у навчальних закладах та інших державних установах і організаціях.
Заборона діяльності об'єднань громадян здійснюється лише в судовому порядку. (Стаття 37)

Political Parties

France, English

Political parties and groups shall contribute to the exercise of suffrage. They shall be formed and carry on their activities freely. They shall respect the principles of national sovereignty and democracy.
They shall contribute to the implementation of the principle set out in the second paragraph of article 1 as provided for by statute.
Statutes shall guarantee the expression of diverse opinions and the equitable participation of political parties and groups in the democratic life of the Nation. (1958 Constitution, Art. 4)

France, French

Les partis et groupements politiques concourent à l'expression du suffrage. Ils se forment et exercent leur activité librement. Ils doivent respecter les principes de la souveraineté nationale et de la démocratie.
Ils contribuent à la mise en œuvre du principe énoncé au second alinéa de l'article 1er dans les conditions déterminées par la loi.
La loi garantit les expressions pluralistes des opinions et la participation équitable des partis et groupements politiques à la vie démocratique de la Nation. (Constitution 1958, Art. 4)

Political Parties

Serbia, English

The role of political parties in democratic shaping of the political will of the citizens shall be guaranteed and recognized.
Political parties may be established freely.
Activities of political parties aiming at forced overthrow of constitutional system, violation of guaranteed human or minority rights, inciting racial, national or religious hatred, shall be prohibited.
Political parties may not exercise power directly or submit it to their control. (Art. 5)

Serbia, Serbian Cyrillic

Јемчи се и признаје улога политичких странака у демократском обликовању политичке воље грађана.
Оснивање политичких странака је слободно.
Недопуштено је деловање политичких странака које је усмерено на насилно рушење уставног поретка, кршење зајемчених људских или мањинских права или изазивање расне, националне или верске мржње.
Политичке странке не могу непосредно вршити власт, нити је потчинити себи. (Члан 5)

Political Parties

Portugal, English

The Assembly of the Republic has exclusive competence to legislate on the following matters:
...
h) Political associations and parties;
… (Art. 164)

Portugal, Portuguese

É da exclusiva competência da Assembleia da República legislar sobre as seguintes matérias:

h) Associações e partidos políticos;
… (Art. 164)

Political Parties

Portugal, English

1. Freedom of association includes the right to form or take part in political associations and parties and through them to work jointly and democratically towards the formation of the popular will and the organisation of political power.
2. No one may be simultaneously registered as a member of more than one political party, and no one may be deprived of the exercise of any right because he is or ceases to be registered as a member of any legally constituted party.
3. Without prejudice to the philosophy or ideology that underlies their manifestoes, political parties may not employ names that contain expressions which are directly related to any religion or church, or emblems that can be confused with national or religious symbols.
4. No party may be formed with a name or manifesto objectives that show it has a regional nature or scope.
5. Political parties must be governed by the principles of democratic transparency, organisation and management, and participation by all their members.
6. The law shall lay down the rules governing the financing of political parties, particularly as regards the requisites for and limits on public funding, as well as the requirements to publicise their assets and accounts. (Art. 51)

Portugal, Portuguese

1. A liberdade de associação compreende o direito de constituir ou participar em associações e partidos políticos e de através deles concorrer democraticamente para a formação da vontade popular e a organização do poder político.
2. Ninguém pode estar inscrito simultaneamente em mais de um partido político nem ser privado do exercício de qualquer direito por estar ou deixar de estar inscrito em algum partido legalmente constituído.
3. Os partidos políticos não podem, sem prejuízo da filosofia ou ideologia inspiradora do seu programa, usar denominação que contenha expressões directamente relacionadas com quaisquer religiões ou igrejas, bem como emblemas confundíveis com símbolos nacionais ou religiosos.
4. Não podem constituir-se partidos que, pela sua designação ou pelos seus objectivos programáticos, tenham índole ou âmbito regional.
5. Os partidos políticos devem reger-se pelos princípios da transparência, da organização e da gestão democráticas e da participação de todos os seus membros.
6. A lei estabelece as regras de financiamento dos partidos políticos, nomeadamente quanto aos requisitos e limites do financiamento público, bem como às exigências de publicidade do seu património e das suas contas. (Art. 51)

Political Parties

Portugal, English


2. Political parties exist in order to contribute to the organisation and expression of the will of the people, with respect for the principles of national independence, the unity of the state and political democracy. (Art. 10)

Portugal, Portuguese


2. Os partidos políticos concorrem para a organização e para a expressão da vontade popular, no respeito pelos princípios da independência nacional, da unidade do Estado e da democracia política. (Art. 10)

Political Parties

Croatia, Croatian

Osnivanje političkih stranaka je slobodno.
Unutarnje ustrojstvo političkih stranaka mora biti sukladno temeljnim ustavnim demokratskim načelima.
Stranke moraju javno polagati račun o porijeklu svojih sredstava i imovine.
Protuustavne su političke stranke koje svojim programom ili nasilnim djelovanjem smjeraju podrivanju slobodnoga demokratskog poretka ili ugrožavaju opstojnost Republike Hrvatske. O protuustavnosti odlučuje Ustavni sud Republike Hrvatske.
Zakonom se uređuje položaj i financiranje političkih stranaka. (Članak 6)

Croatia, English

The right to establish political parties shall be unrestricted.
The internal structure of political parties shall comply with fundamental constitutional democratic principles.
Political parties shall publicly disclose the sources of their finances and assets.
Political parties which, in their platforms or by violent action, intend to undermine the free democratic order or threaten the existence of the Republic of Croatia shall be deemed unconstitutional. The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia shall decide on such unconstitutionality.
The status and financing of political parties shall be regulated by law. (Art. 6)

Political Parties

Lithuania, English

Citizens shall be guaranteed the right to freely form societies, political parties, and associations provided that the aims and activities thereof are not contrary to the Constitution and laws.
No one may be compelled to belong to any society, political party, or association.
The founding and activities of political parties and other political and public organisations shall be regulated by law. (Art. 35)

Lithuania, Lithuanian

Piliečiams laiduojama teisė laisvai vienytis į bendrijas, politines partijas ar asociacijas, jei šių tikslai ir veikla nėra priešingi Konstitucijai ir įstatymams.
Niekas negali būti verčiamas priklausyti kokiai nors bendrijai, politinei partijai ar asociacijai.
Politinių partijų, kitų politinių ir visuomeninių organizacijų steigimą ir veiklą reglamentuoja įstatymas. (35 straipsnis)

Political Parties

Andorra, Catalan

Es reconeix als andorrans el dret de lliure creació de partits polítics. El seu funcionament i organització han d'ésser democràtics i les seves actuacions, conformes a la llei. La suspensió de les seves activitats i la seva dissolució hauran de ser efectuades pels òrgans judicials. (Art. 26)

Andorra, English

Andorrans have the right freely to create political parties. Their functioning and organization must be democratic and their activities lawful. The suspension of their activities and their dissolution should be carried out by judicial organs. (Art. 26)

Political Parties

Poland, English

The Constitutional Tribunal shall adjudicate regarding the following matters:

4. the conformity to the Constitution of the purposes or activities of political parties;
… (Art. 188)

Poland, Polish

Trybunał Konstytucyjny orzeka w sprawach:

4. zgodności z Konstytucją celów lub działalności partii politycznych,
… (Art. 188)