1) Parliament shall consist of 25 Members who shall be elected by the People by universal, equal, secret and direct suffrage according to the system of proportional representation. The Upper Country (Oberland) and the Lower Country (Unterland) shall each form a voting district. Of the 25 Members of Parliament, 15 shall be elected by the Upper Country and 10 by the Lower Country.1
2) In addition to the 25 Members of Parliament, alternate Members of Parliament shall be elected in each voting district. Each electoral group shall be entitled to one alternate Member of Parliament for every three of its Members of Parliament in a voting district; but an electoral group shall be entitled to at least one alternate Member of Parliament if it has obtained a seat in a voting district.2
3) Seats shall be distributed among electoral groups that have obtained at least eight percent of the valid votes cast in the entire country.3
4) Members of the Government and the Courts may not be Members of Parliament at the same time.4
5) Further details regarding the conduct of the elections shall be laid down in a specific law.5
Article 46 para. 1 amended by LGBl. 1988 No. 11.
Article 46 para. 2 amended by LGBl. 1994 No. 46 and corrected by LGBl. 1994 No. 56.
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