On the other hand, one may argue that the utmost should be done to meet the constitutional provision on the total number of seats in the National Assembly at least immediately after the elections. In most countries where this can occur there are provisions for redistribution of the seats so that all the seats in parliament are filled. The Code should therefore cover the situation when a party wins more seats than it has candidates. If the distribution method (largest remainder) is retained, it may be done by awarding the seats to the party in question and then to distribute the rest of the seats among the remaining parties having reached the threshold. By the other main set of distribution methods based on divisions (such as Sainte-Laguë and d’Hondt) it is simply done by not calculating more quotients than there are candidates on a list.
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