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Paragraph 38

Vacancies that may occur during the term in office are filled: (1) by the candidate with the next highest number of preference votes not having been elected from the district lists; (2) by the next candidate on the national lists, unless the number of representatives of any gender in the given faction falls below 20 per cent; in that case, the seat shall be given to the next candidate of the less represented gender in the first part of the national list (Article 103.3) Article 100.2 states that if the district list is exhausted, the mandate is given to the next in line on the national list. It would be suitable to make it explicit that this applies both when the initial distribution is done and when filling vacancies at a later stage.