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Various systems used in elections for President and Vice Presidents and allocation of seats for members of the Legislative Assembly

Elections for President and Vice Presidents of the Republic shall be conducted under the majority system established in the first paragraph of Article 138 of the Political Constitution. In the event of a tie, the stipulations of this article shall be followed.

The apportionment of seats in the Legislative Assembly or in a constituent assembly and of the positions of Municipal council members, district municipal council member and district council member shall be carried out using the quotient and sub-quotient method.