Article 91. Basic Requirements for Political Parties
(1) Every political party shall–
- (a) have a national character as prescribed by an Act of Parliament;
- (b) have a democratically elected governing body;
- (c) promote and uphold national unity;
- (d) abide by the democratic principles of good governance,promote and practise democracy through regular, fair and free elections within the party;
- (e) respect the right of all persons to participate in the political process, including minorities and marginalised groups;
- (f) respect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms, and gender equality and equity;
- (g) promote the objects and principles of this Constitution and the rule of law; and
- (h) subscribe to and observe the code of conduct for political parties.
(2) A political party shall not–
- (a) be founded on a religious, linguistic, racial, ethnic, gender or regional basis or seek to engage in advocacy of hatred on any such basis;
- (b) engage in or encourage violence by, or intimidation of, its members, supporters, opponents or any other person;
- (c) establish or maintain a paramilitary force, militia or similar organisation;
- (d) engage in bribery or other forms of corruption; or
- (e) except as is provided under this Chapter or by an Act of Parliament, accept or use public resources to promote its interests or its candidates in elections.