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Political Parties

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

Political pluralism is recognized in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
All Congolese enjoying their civil and political rights have the right of creating a political party or to affiliate themselves to a political party of their choice.
The political parties participate in the expression of suffrage, in the reinforcement of the national conscience and of the civic education. They form and exercise their activities freely with respect for the law, for public order and for morality.
The political parties are held to the respect for the principles of pluralist democracy, of national unity and of national sovereignty.
The political parties may receive from the State public funds designated to finance their electoral campaigns or their activities, under the conditions defined by the law. (Art. 6)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Le pluralisme politique est reconnu en République Démocratique du Congo.
Tout Congolais jouissant de ses droits civils et politiques a le droit de créer un parti politique ou de s’affilier à un parti de son choix.
Les partis politiques concourent à l’expression du suffrage, au renforcement de la conscience nationale et à l’éducation civique. Ils se forment et exercent librement leurs activités dans le respect de la loi, de l’ordre public et des bonnes moeurs.
Les partis politiques sont tenus au respect des principes de démocratie pluraliste, d’unité et de souveraineté nationales.
Les partis politiques peuvent recevoir de l’Etat des fonds publics destinés à financer leurs campagnes électorales ou leurs activités, dans les conditions définies par la loi. (Art. 6)

Political Parties

South Africa, English

To enhance multi-party democracy, national legislation must provide for the funding of political parties participating in national and provincial legislatures on an equitable and proportional basis. (Sec. 236)

Political Parties

Malawi, English

1. Subject to this Constitution, every person shall have the right—
a. to form, to join, to participate in the activities of, and to recruit members for, a political party;
b. to campaign for a political party or cause;

2. The State shall, provide funds so as to ensure that, during the life of any Parliament, any political party which has secured more than one-tenth of the national vote in elections to that Parliament has sufficient funds to continue to represent its constituency.
… (Sec. 40)

Political Parties

Sudan, Arabic

...
... 2...ينظم القانون تكوين وتسجيل الأحزاب السياسية والجمعيات والمنظمات والنقابات والإتحادات المهنية او الإنضمام إليها حمايةً لمصالحه..
3. لا يحق لأي تنظيم أن يعمل كحزب سياسي ما لم يكن لديه:
أ. عضويه مفتوحة لأي سوداني بغض النظر عن الدين او الاصل العرقي او مكان الميلاد.
ب. قيادة ومؤسسات منتخبة ديمقراطياً.
ج. مصادر تمويل شفافه ومعلنة.... (الماده 58)

Sudan, English


(2) The law shall regulate the formation and registration of political parties, associations, organizations, syndicates and professional unions, in accordance with what is required by democratic society.
(3) No organization shall have to right to work as a political party, unless it has the following:
(a) Open membership for all Sudanese, regardless of religion, ethnic origin or place of birth;
(b) Democratically elected institutions;
(c) Transparent and open sources of funding. (Art. 57)

Political Parties

Tunisia, Arabic

... تتخذ شكل قوانين أساسية النصوص المتعلقة بالمسائل التالية:
تنظيم الأحزاب و... (الفصل 65)

Tunisia, English

… Laws relating to the following areas are deemed organic laws:

- Organization and financing of parties, … (Art. 65)

Tunisia, French

… Sont pris sous forme de loi organique, les textes relatifs aux matières suivantes :

- l’organisation des partis politiques, … (Art. 65)

Political Parties

Tunisia, Arabic

حرّية تكوين الأحزاب والنقابات والجمعيات مضمونة.
تلتزم الأحزاب والنقابات والجمعيات في أنظمتها الأساسية وفي أنشطتها بأحكام الدستور والقانون، وبالشفافية المالية ونبذ العنف. (الفصل 35)

Tunisia, English

The freedom to establish political parties, unions, and associations is guaranteed.
In their internal charters and activities, political parties, unions and associations must respect the provisions of the Constitution, the law, financial transparency and the rejection of violence. (Art. 35)

Tunisia, French

La liberté de constituer des partis politiques, des syndicats et des associations est garantie.
Les partis politiques, les syndicats et les associations s’engagent dans leurs statuts et leurs activités à respecter les dispositions de la Constitution et de la loi, ainsi que la transparence financière et le rejet de la violence. (Art. 35)

Political Parties

Cameroon, English

Political parties and groups shall help the electorate in the making of voting decisions. They shall be bound to respect the principles of democracy, national sovereignty and unity. They shall be formed and shall exercise their, activities in accordance with the law. (Art. 3)

Cameroon, French

Les partis et formations politiques concourent à l’expression du suffrage. Ils doivent respecter les principes de la démocratie, de la souveraineté et de l’unité nationales. Ils se forment et exercent leurs activités conformément à la loi. (Art. 3)

Political Parties

Ghana, English

(1) The right to form political parties is hereby guaranteed.
(2) Every citizen of Ghana of voting age has the right to join a political party.
(3) Subject to the provisions of this article, a political party is free to participate in shaping the political will of the people, to disseminate information on political ideas, social and economic programmes of a national character, and sponsor candidates for elections to any public office other than to District Assemblies or lower local government units.
(4) Every political party shall have a national character, and membership shall not be based on ethnic, religious, regional or other sectional divisions.
(5) The internal organization of a political party shall conform to democratic principles and its actions and purposes shall not contravene or be inconsistent with this Constitution or any other law.
… (Art. 55)

Political Parties

Gambia, English

(1) No association, other than a political party registered under or pursuant to an Act of the National assembly, shall sponsor candidates public elections.
(2) No association shall be registered or remain registered as a political party if-
(a) it is formed or organised on an ethnic, sectional, religious or regional basis;
(b) its internal organisation does not conform with democratic principles; or
(c) its purpose if to subvert this constitution or the rule of law.
(3) An Act of the National Assembly shall make provisions for the better implementation of this section. (Sec. 60)

Political Parties

Central African Republic, English

All citizens have the right to freely constitute associations, groups, societies and political parties in accordance with the texts in force.
The associations, the groups, the societies and the political parties of which the activities are contrary to the public order as well as to the unity and to the cohesion of the Central African People[,] are prohibited. (Art. 14)

Central African Republic, French

Tous les citoyens ont le droit de constituer librement des associations, des groupements, des sociétés et des partis politiques conformément aux textes en vigueur.
Les associations, les groupements, les sociétés et les partis politiques dont les activités sont contraires à l’ordre public ainsi qu’à l’unité et à la cohésion du peuple centrafricain sont prohibés. (Art. 14)