14. Are there bans on state resources being used in favour or against a political party or candidate?

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Breakdown by Continent

Continent Yes No No data Countries researched
Africa 33
(67.3%)
6
(12.2%)
10
(20.4%)
49
Americas 17
(50.0%)
10
(29.4%)
7
(20.6%)
34
Asia 33
(89.2%)
3
(8.1%)
1
(2.7%)
37
Europe 17
(38.6%)
15
(34.1%)
12
(27.3%)
44
Oceania 10
(71.4%)
3
(21.4%)
1
(7.1%)
14
Total 110 37 31 178
Description: 
To reduce abuse of state (administrative) resources, some countries ban the use of public resources in favour of or against a particular political party or candidate (excluding regulated public funding). This can include an overall ban, but it can also include specific bans on bias in state controlled media; public officials campaigning while on duty or the use of government vehicles in election campaigns

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Afghanistan Yes
Article 10:
(1) No one is allowed to directly or indirectly interfere in the
election affairs.
(2) Use of any governmental assets, facilities and resources in
favor or against a specific candidate is prohibited. Equal
use of state-owned and public resources and facilities in
favor of all candidates in accordance with the provisions of
this law shall be an exception to this provision.

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Albania Yes

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Algeria Yes

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Andorra No

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Angola No

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Antigua and Barbuda Yes

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Argentina No data

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Armenia Yes

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Australia No

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Austria No

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Azerbaijan Yes

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Bahamas No

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Bahrain Yes

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Bangladesh Yes

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Barbados No data

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Belarus Yes

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Belgium No data

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Belize No data

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Benin Yes

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Bhutan Yes

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Bolivia Yes

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes

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Botswana No

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Brazil Yes

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Bulgaria Yes

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Burkina Faso Yes

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Burundi Yes

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Cambodia Yes

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Cameroon No

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Canada No data

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Cape Verde Yes

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Central African Republic No data

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Chad No data

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Chile Yes

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Colombia Yes

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Comoros Yes, media should treat all candidates equally.

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Congo, Democratic Republic of Yes

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Costa Rica No

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Cote d'Ivoire Yes

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Croatia No data

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Cyprus No data

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Czech Republic No data

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Denmark No

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Djibouti No data

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Dominica Yes

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Dominican Republic Yes

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Ecuador Yes

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Egypt Yes

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El Salvador No

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Equatorial Guinea No data

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Estonia Yes

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Ethiopia Yes

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Fiji Yes

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Finland Yes

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France No

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Gabon Yes

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Gambia Yes

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Georgia Yes

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Germany Yes

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Ghana No data

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Greece No

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Grenada No

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Guatemala Yes

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Guinea Yes

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Guinea-Bissau Yes

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Guyana No data

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Haiti No data

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Honduras Yes

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Hungary No

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Iceland No

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India Yes

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Indonesia Yes

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Iran, Islamic Republic of Yes

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Iraq Yes

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Ireland No data

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Israel Yes

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Italy Yes

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Jamaica No data

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Japan Yes

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Jordan Yes

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Kazakhstan Yes

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Kenya Yes

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Kiribati Yes

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Korea, Republic of Yes

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Kyrgyzstan Yes

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Latvia Yes

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Lebanon Yes

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Lesotho No

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Liberia Yes

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Libya Yes

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Liechtenstein No

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Lithuania Yes

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Luxembourg No

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Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic (1993-) Yes

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Madagascar Yes, general ban on the use of state resources during electoral campaigns.

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Malawi No data

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Malaysia No

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Maldives Yes

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Mali Yes

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Malta No data

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Marshall Islands Yes

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Mauritania No data

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Mauritius No data

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Mexico Yes

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Micronesia, Federated States of Yes

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Moldova, Republic of Yes

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Monaco No

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Mongolia Yes

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Montenegro Yes

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Morocco Yes

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Mozambique Yes

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Myanmar Yes

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Namibia Yes

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Nauru Yes

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Nepal Yes

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Netherlands No data

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New Zealand Yes

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Nicaragua Yes

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Niger Yes

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Nigeria Yes

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Norway No

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Pakistan Yes

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Palau Yes

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Panama Yes

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Papua New Guinea Yes

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Paraguay Yes

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Peru Yes

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Philippines Yes

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Poland No data

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Portugal Yes

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Republic of The Congo (Brazzaville) Yes

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Romania Yes

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Russian Federation Yes

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Rwanda Yes

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Saint Kitts and Nevis No

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Saint Lucia No

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Saint Vincent and The Grenadines No

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Samoa Yes

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San Marino No data

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Sao Tome and Principe No data

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Senegal Yes

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Serbia No data

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Seychelles Yes

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Sierra Leone Yes

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Singapore No

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Slovakia No

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Slovenia No

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Solomon Islands Yes

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South Africa No

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Spain No data

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Sri Lanka No data

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Sudan Yes

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Suriname No

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Swaziland No data

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Sweden No data

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Switzerland Yes

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Syrian Arab Republic Yes

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Taiwan Yes

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Tajikistan Yes
(against)

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Tanzania, United Republic of Yes

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Thailand Yes

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Timor-Leste Yes

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Togo Yes

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Tonga No

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Trinidad and Tobago No

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Tunisia Yes

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Turkey Yes

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Turkmenistan Yes

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Tuvalu No data

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Uganda Yes

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Ukraine No

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United Kingdom No

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United States Yes

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Uruguay Yes

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Uzbekistan No

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Vanuatu No

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Venezuela No

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Yemen Yes

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Zambia Yes

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Zimbabwe No

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