652. Duty to organise and conduct democratic elections.

Article 3 of Protocol 11 requires states not only to hold free elections at regular intervals but also to adopt positive measures to organise democratic elections under conditions which will ensure the free expression of the opinion of the people in the choice of the legislature2. This implies not only freedom of expression3 but also the principle of equality of treatment of all citizens in the exercise of their right to vote and their right to stand for election