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Therefore, the democratic legitimacy of the method of election should not be evaluated by reference to the comparative ballot value of voters or imbalance within or between cantons. The institutional and structural imbalance within the BiH electoral system might clash with principles of European electoral heritage if the election was for a directly elected part of the legislature, such as the Presidency or the different Houses of Representatives. But, the concepts of equal-voting power and proportionality do not apply to the special parts of the BiH legislature, which are designed to represent constituent peoples – and hence are designed to meet the unique specificities of BiH.