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Article 58

Councillors elected in the national constituency

1. For the determination of the general councillors in the national constituency, the proportional system called the “highest remainder” shall be used. 

2. To this end, the number of seats shall correspond to each candidate as a result of dividing the number of votes and the electoral quotient. Once completed, if this operation has not filled the fourteen positions of general councillor, the remaining seats shall be allocated to those candidatures already represented, and that have the higher remainder, according to the number of existing vacancies. In the event of a tie in the allocation of the remainders, it shall be resolved in favour of the candidature with the highest number of absolute votes. If there is also a tie in the number of absolute votes, it shall be resolved by the drawing of lots.

3. The electoral quotient is determined by dividing the total number of valid votes by fourteen. If the obtained electoral quotient was a number with decimals, it shall be rounded to the higher whole number. 

4. The remainder is that one obtained mathematically from dividing the total number of votes of each candidature by the electoral quotient. The surplus votes of each candidate are those which have not reached the number expressed by the electoral quotient. Example: 

Electoral quotient = 8,350: 14 = 596.42
(597 to rounding)

candidature A = 3,000 votes: 597 = 5
seats + 15 remainder = 5 seats.

candidature B = 2,550 votes: 597 = 4
+ 162 remainder = 4 seats.

candidature C = 1,975 votes: 597 = 3
+ 184 remainder = 3 seats.

candidature D = 825 votes: 597 = 1 seat
+ 228 remainder = 2 seats.