The members of representative bodies shall be elected by the proportional electoral method, in such a manner that a unit’s entire area shall comprise one constituency. All voters having permanent residence in the area of that unit who come to the polls, shall elect, on the basis of the slates of candidates, all members of the unit’s representative body.
The number of members of the representative body of a unit being elected from each slate of candidates shall be determined in such a manner that the total number of valid votes received by the slate of candidates of the unit (the electorate of a slate) shall be divided by numbers from 1 to, conclusively, the number corresponding to the number of members of the representative body being elected at the elections. Out of all results, the last result in order shall be the common divisor by which the total number of votes of each slate of candidates (the electorate of a slate) shall be divided. Each slate of candidates shall receive the number of seats in the representative body corresponding to how many times the common divisor is contained in the total number of its received votes (the electorate).
If the valid votes are divided in such a manner that it is not possible to determine which one of two or more slates would receive one seat or one more seat in a representative body, it shall belong to the slate which received more votes.
The slates which gained a minimum of 5% of valid votes shall have the right to participate in the division of seats in the representative body of a unit.
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