According to Article 18.2, the CEC decides on the creation of the multi-mandate territorial election districts no later than six months after the law comes into force. Under Article 18.3, the number of mandates for each territorial election district should be at least eight and no more than 12. The process for designing districts seems thought for avoiding malapportionment (i.e. keeping relatively stable the proportionality of votes/seats). The option of drawing districts rather than establishing them on the basis of some pre-existing territorial units may leave ground for temptations of “gerrymandering” (i.e. an arbitrary design of districts to favour specific votes concentration).
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