647. States' margin of appreciation.

States have considerable latitude1 in the matter of imposing restrictions on the right to stand as a candidate2, although the principle that rights must be effective requires that electoral rules are sufficiently clear3 and contain adequate safeguards to prevent arbitrary decisions4. Such safeguards, however, need not necessarily require judicial oversight of each individual case5. Similarly, while the margin of appreciation given to states is wide, it is not all-embracing