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Article 117
 

Time frames for Assignment and Conducting of the National Assembly Regular Elections and for Nomination and Registration of the Candidates

1. Regular elections to the National Assembly are held within 60 days preceding the end of its authorities.

2. The President of the Republic issues a decree on assignment of regular election, not later than 100 days prior to the day of voting.

3. Parties submit the documents for nomination of candidates for deputies by proportional system to the Central Electoral Commission not earlier than 75 and not later than 70 days prior to the voting day, before 6 PM, and parties receive the official papers for supporting the nomination from Central Electoral Commission not sooner than 65 and not later than 60 days prior to the voting day.

4. The documentation required for registration is submitted to the Central Electoral Commission not later than 45 days prior to the voting day, until 6:00 p.m.

5. The registration of party lists is done not earlier than 40 and not later than 35 days prior to the voting day, until 6:00 p.m.

6. Documentation on nomination of candidates for deputies of National Assembly by majoritarian system is submitted to relevant Territorial Electoral Commission not earlier than 75 and not later than 70 days prior to the voting day, before 6 p.m., and candidates receive official papers for supporting the nomination from Territorial Electoral Commission not sooner than 65, and not later than 60 days prior to the voting day.

7. The documentation required for registration of candidates is submitted to the Territorial Electoral Commission not earlier than 40 and no later than 45 days prior to the voting day, until 6:00 p.m.

8. The registration of candidates for deputies of the National Assembly by majoritarian system is done not earlier than 40 and not later than 35 days prior to the voting day, until 6:00 p.m.

9. In the event if official papers of support for one candidate or one party list are submitted in the dates established by points four and seven of this Article, those dates, as well as the dates mentioned in the points five and seven are extended for five days.

(Amend. of March 23, 1999 LA-286; July 31, 2002 LA-406-P)