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Article 148
 

Determination of election results held through the proportional electoral system


1. To determine the number of seats obtained by a party list, the number of votes received by the party list shall be multiplied by the number of the seats to be allocated under the proportional system in the electoral district and divided by the sum of the votes received by those parties/electoral blocs that received at least 4% of the votes cast in the elections. The integer part of the number thus determined shall be the number of seats obtained by the party list. The number of votes cast in the election shall not include the number of votes recorded on invalid ballot papers.


2. If the total number of seats obtained by party lists in an electoral district is less than the total number of seats, each unallocated seat shall first be allocated in sequence to the better polling party lists that failed to obtain a seat under the first paragraph of this article, but received at least 4% of the votes cast in the election. If any undistributed seat(s) is/are still left, each seat shall be allocated in sequence to the party lists that acquired at least one seat and have the largest fractional remainder. The number of votes cast in the election shall not include the number of votes recorded on invalid ballot papers.


3. If none of the party lists obtain a seat under the first paragraph of this article, one seat out of the number of seats to be allocated under the proportional system, shall be assigned to each of those subjects that received more votes than others. The number of votes cast in the election shall not include the number of votes recorded on invalid ballot papers.


4. If those two or more than two party lists to which one seat is to be assigned under the second or third paragraph of this article receive equal number of votes, the seat shall be assigned to the party list that was registered earlier for Sakrebulo elections with the respective DEC.


5. Candidates whose sequence numbers in a party list are less or equal to the number of seats obtained by the given party shall be deemed elected to Sakrebulo through the proportional electoral system.


6. If a candidate for member of a Sakrebulo is elected either from a single-seat majoritarian district or on a party list, he/she shall be deemed elected from the single-seat majoritarian electoral district and shall be removed from the party list, while the next candidate on the list shall move up under the procedure provided for by this Law.