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III. Comments on the Text on the Draft Electoral Law 

F. Nomination and Registration of Candidates

The requirement for a financial deposit could lead to lower participation by smaller political parties and self-nominated candidates who do not have the personal or party resources to risk losing the deposit. Unless there is a legitimate election-related reason for this requirement, consideration should be given to lowering the amount of the financial deposit to ensure broader participation of parties and individuals in elections as candidates.