Attribution of the councillors’ mandates
The councillors’ mandates for the rayon, city (municipality), village (commune) councils shall be attributed by the respective district electoral councils.
The attribution of councilors’ mandates to the political parties, other social-political organizations, electoral bloc shall be effected by the successive division of the number of validly expressed votes for each political party, other social-political organization, electoral bloc to 1, 2, 3, 4…etc. till the figure corresponding to the number of mandates provided for the respective electoral district.
From the results of all divisions and from the number of validly expressed votes for independent candidates, there shall be taken in decreasing order as many numbers as many mandates are to be attributed in that electoral district. The political party, other social-political organization, electoral bloc shall be attributed as many mandates as many numbers in this decreasing row it has.
The independent candidate shall be declared elected if the number of validly expressed votes obtained by him fits in the decreasing row.
The candidates running for the councillor's position shall be attributed mandates in the order of their registration on the lists, beginning with the list for which most votes have been expressed.
If the last non-attributed mandate has several claimants with the same number of votes, the district electoral council shall attribute it by drawing of lots and shall draw up a protocol of this fact.
If a political party, other social-political organization or an electoral bloc obtains a number of mandates greater than the number of candidates included in the lists, the surplus of numbers from the decreasing row of the respective formation shall be eliminated and replaced with the numbers from the decreasing row of other electoral competitors.
If in the ballot papers for the councils’ elections there had been included only independent candidates, the district electoral council shall draw up the list of candidates with the number of votes obtained by them in decreasing order, attributing to each from the list one mandate, until the number of mandates is exhausted.
The candidates that were included in the list but have not been elected, shall be declared subsidiary candidates. If the councillor's mandate belonging to a political party, other social-political organization or an electoral bloc becomes vacant before the expiration of the term, this mandate shall be attributed to one of the subsidiary candidates of the respective formation, in the order of their registration in the list.
If the councillor's mandate gained by the independent candidate became vacant, the completion of vacancy shall be performed by the restoration of the decreasing row, excluding the number that belongs to that candidate and including the next number from the row.
If only independent candidates were included in the ballot paper, in case a vacant mandate appears, the subsidiary candidate shall get the councillor's mandate under the conditions set forth in paragraph (10).
The mandates shall be attributed to subsidiary candidates by the Central Elections Commission in compliance with the provisions of this article and based on the electoral documents that it has.
[Article 133 as amended by the Law no.842-XV from 14.02.2002]
[Article 134 excluded by the Law no.796-XV from 25.01.2002]
[Article 134 as amended by the Law no.268-XIV from 04.02.1999]