(1) Political parties, political alliances and organisations of citizens belonging to national minorities can come together only at national level, based on a protocol, forming an electoral alliance, for the purpose of participating in the election of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. A political party, a political alliance or an organisation of citizens belonging to national minorities can be the member of a single electoral alliance. The electoral alliance having participated in the previous elections under a name can keep it only if it has not changed its initial composition. Moreover, the respective name cannot be used by another alliance.
(2) The protocol establishing the electoral alliance shall be filed with the Central Electoral Bureau within five days from its setting up.
(3) The Central Electoral Bureau shall decide, in public session, about accepting or dismissing the protocol for the setting up of the electoral alliance, within 24 hours from its filing.
(4) The decision of the Central Electoral Bureau accepting the protocol establishing the electoral alliance can be challenged by any natural or legal person concerned before the High Court of Cassation and Justice, within 24 hours from its rendering.
(5) The decision of the Central Electoral Bureau dismissing the protocol establishing the electoral alliance can be challenged by the signatories of the protocol before the High Court of Cassation and Justice, within 24 hours from its rendering.
(6) The High Court of Cassation and Justice shall rule on the challenges in paragraphs (4) and (5), within 24 hours from the registration of the challenge, by final ruling.
(7) The other provisions of this law concerning political alliances shall apply accordingly to electoral alliances as well.