(1) The total number of seats for each party and coalition shall be allocated by the Central Election Commission on the basis of the valid votes cast for the said party or coalition within Bulgaria and abroad according to the Hare-Niemeyer Method using a methodology described in Annex 1 hereto.
(2) (Supplemented, SG No. 39/2016, effective 26.05.2016) The right to share in the allocation of seats at the national level shall be limited to the parties and the coalitions which have gained not less than 4 per cent of the valid votes within Bulgaria and abroad, with the exception of the votes referred to in Item 6 of Article 279 (1) herein.
(3) The number of seats which are allocated to the parties and coalitions referred to in Paragraph (2) shall equal the number of National Representatives in the National Assembly less the number of elected independent candidates.
(4) The number of seats of the parties and coalitions in the multi-member constituencies shall be determined according to the Hare-Niemeyer Method using a methodology described in Annex 1 hereto.