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Paragraph 53

VII. Candidate registration

Other than lowering the amount of the electoral deposit and the required number of signatures, the draft Code introduces no significant changes in the registration process or concerning the collection or verification of signatures that would simplify registration procedures. The OSCE/ODIHR observed in the 2013 parliamentary elections that 22 per cent of the signatures presented by political parties were invalidated.51 The previous recommendation for improved registration procedures remains unaddressed.