(1) A constituency nomination may only contain the name of one candidate. Each candidate may only be named in one constituency and there only in one nomination. A person may only be nominated as a candidate if he or she has given his or her written consent; such consent shall be irrevocable.
(2) Constituency nominations of parties must bear the personal and handwritten signatures of the members of the executive committee of the Land branch of the party or, where such Land branches do not exist, the personal and handwritten signatures of the members of the executive committee of the next lower regional branches (Article 7 (2) of the Law on Political Parties) in whose area the constituency lies. Constituency nominations of the parties specified in Article 18 (2) above must in addition bear the personal and handwritten signatures of at least 200 persons eligible to vote in the constituency; they must be eligible to vote at the time they sign the nomination and proof of this must be furnished when the nomination is submitted. The requirement to present 200 signatures shall not apply to constituency nominations of parties representing national minorities.
(3) Other constituency nominations must bear the personal and handwritten signatures of at least 200 persons eligible to vote from the constituency concerned. Paragraph (2), sentence 2, second half-sentence shall apply as appropriate.
(4) Constituency nominations of parties must contain the name of the party submitting them as well as any shortened form of its name it uses, while other constituency nominations must contain a distinctive code name.
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