13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate? - Azerbaijan

Country: 
Azerbaijan
Question: 
13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
Answer: 
Yes
Comments: 

The persons participating in elections (referendums) shall follow the terms given below: [...] 

to not use administrative, municipal or other public resources outside the circumstances prescribed in this Code; [...]

74.4. Conduct of pre-election campaigning and distribution of campaign materials shall be prohibited for: [...]
74.4.2. Officials who while performing or abusing their status as employees of government bodies, agencies or organizations or persons who hold high posts at
the municipal agencies or organizations, civil and municipal servants, and military personnel;
74.4.3. Election commissions, the members of an election commission with decisive voting rights, and other election commission officials; [...]
Election Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 2003 (amended 2018). http://www.msk.gov.az/uploads/qanunvericilik/Election-code_2020.pdf 

308.1. Abuse of office, i.e., deliberate, in defiance of interests of the service, use or non-use where it is necessary for the service interests, by an official of his authorities to acquire in connection with the performance of his duties improper advantage for himself or third parties, if this entailed significant damage to the rights and legitimate interests of natural or legal persons or legally protected interests of society or the state shall be punishable ...  

Source: Article 308.1. , Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 1999 (amended 2017).   https://www.legislationline.org/download/id/8304/file/Azerbaijan_CC_am2018_en.pdf