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Article 26

The implementation and organization of the elections to the European Parliament, the National Council, the Federal President and of referenda as well as the participation in the control of popular initiativees, consultations of the people and plebiscites is incumbent to election authorities being constituted anew before each election to the National Council. Members of the campaining parties have to sit in the election authority, as committee members, having a vote, in the Federal election authority also active or retired judges; the number of committee members is to be determined in the election rules to the National Council. The members not being judges shall be appointed on the basis of proposals of the campaining parties corresponding to their proportion in the preceeding election to the National Council. Parties represented in the recently elected National Council not being entitled to the appointment of committee members are however entitled to propose a committee member for the Federal election authority.