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Article 98
 

Second round of election of the National Assembly


1. The second round of election of the National Assembly shall be held on the 28th day after the Election Day. Two political parties (alliances of political parties) having received the maximum number of affirmative votes of voters shall run in the second round of election, with the exception of the case prescribed by part 3 of this Article.


2. New alliances — comprised of political parties (alliances of political parties) having passed the thresholds — may be formed with political parties (alliances of political parties) running in the second round of election, where they have come to an agreement as to the candidate for Prime Minister.
The application on forming a new alliance — signed by heads of all member political parties to the new alliance (all member political parties to the alliance of political parties) — shall be submitted to the CEC — till the 5th day following the adoption of the decision on holding a second round, by 18:00, as prescribed by the CEC. The mentioned application must contain the surname, name, patronymic of the candidate for Prime Minister. In case of failure to submit the application on forming a new alliance within the prescribed deadline or in case of submitting it incompletely, the new alliance shall be considered as not formed.


3. Where 2 political parties (alliances of political parties), having received the maximum number of ballot papers with affirmative vote, form a new alliance together, the next political party (alliance of political parties) with the maximum number of ballot papers with affirmative vote, having received the maximum number of ballot papers with affirmative vote and not included in the new alliance, shall run in the second round of election with which a new alliance may be formed as well. The application on forming that new alliance, signed by heads of member political parties to the alliance (all member political parties to the alliances of political parties) shall be submitted to the CEC till the 7th day, by 18:00, following the decision of the CEC on holding a second round of election, as prescribed by the CEC.


4. Where the new alliance — the member political parties (alliances of political parties) to which by the results of the first round have together received 54 per cent or more of the total number of mandates distributed under parts 4-9 of Article 95 of this Code — wins in the second round of election, they shall preserve the received mandates.


5. Where the new alliance — the member political parties (alliances of political parties) to which by the results of the first round have together received more than 2/3 of mandates distributed under parts 4-9 of Article 95 of this Code — wins in the second round of election, the other political parties (alliances of political parties) shall receive additional mandates as prescribed by part 2 of Article 96 of this Code.


6. The political party (alliance of political parties) or the new alliance having won in the second round of election which (whose member political parties together) by the results of the first round has received less than 54 per cent of mandates distributed under parts 4-9 of Article 95, shall receive additional mandates as prescribed by parts 1 and 3 of Article 96 of this Code.