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Article 12

(1) The Central Election Commission shall register only those lists of candidates whose submitters have made a security deposit of LVL 1,000 in the bank account of the Central Election Commission.

(2) The bank shall issue the depositor a document bearing the date, the name of the depositor and the name of the candidate list for which the deposit was made. The bank document shall be submitted to the Central Election Commission.

(3) The security deposit shall entitle the depositor to submit lists of candidates bearing the same name to all constituencies; the deposit shall be returned to the depositor if at least one candidate from the list has been elected in at least one constituency.

(4) If no candidate has been elected from the list, the Central Election Commission shall transfer the security deposit to the state budget.