Political parties shall determine candidates pursuant to the procedure stipulated by their rules. The list of candidates shall be defined by secret ballot.
A political party may submit the list of candidates if it is supported by signatures of at least four deputies of the National Assembly or by at least a thousand voters.
Two or more political parties may submit a joint list of candidates if it is supported by signatures of at least six deputies of the National Assembly or at least one thousand and five hundred voters.
On the list of candidates none of the genders may be represented by less than 40 percents. Every list must be composed in such a way that at least one candidate of each of the genders is placed to the upper half of the list.
The lists of candidates which do not comply with the provisions of the previous paragraph shall be considered null and void.
The provisions of the previous two paragraphs shall not apply for the candidate lists containing only one or only three male or female candidates, whereby on the list containing three male or female candidates at least one representative of each of the genders shall be included.