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III. Electoral system

A. The system of representation for the National Assembly and the Grand National Assembly

Article 297 of the draft Code states that the method for allocating seats to political parties, coalitions, and independent candidates shall be based on the Hare-Niemeyer method.20 However, the step by step mathematical calculations are to be done by the CEC according to the methodology included in Annex No 1 to the draft Code. The Hare-Niemeyer method is an acceptable proportional representation method of allocating mandates. However, there are some problems with the text of the annexes, as noted below.