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Article 10.12

The number of delegates from each constituent people and group of others to be elected to the House of Peoples from the legislature of each canton shall be proportionate to the population of the canton as reflected in the last census. The Election Commission will determine, after each new census, the number of delegates elected from each constituent people and from the group of Others that will be elected from each canton legislature.


For each canton, the population figures for each constituent people and for the group of Others shall be divided by the numbers 1,3,5,7 etc. as long as necessary for the allocation. The numbers resulting from these divisions shall represent the quotient of each constituent people and of the group of Others in each canton. All the constituent peoples’ quotients shall be ordered by size separately, the largest quotient of each constituent people and of the others being placed first in order. Each constituent people shall be allocated one seat in every canton. The highest quotient for each constituent people in each canton shall be deleted from that constituent peoples‘ list of quotients. The remaining seats shall be allocated to constituent peoples  and to the Others one by one in descending order according to the remaining quotients on their respective list.