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Article 15
 

Electoral Districts for Elections of Deputies of the Chamber of Representatives and Deputies of Local Councils of Deputies

 

For holding elections of deputies of the Chamber of Representatives, 110 electoral districts shall be formed in the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

 

For holding elections of deputies of local Councils of Deputies, electoral districts shall be formed:

for elections to the Oblast Council of Deputies – from 40 to 60 electoral districts;

for elections to the Minsk City Council of Deputies – from 40 to 60 electoral districts;

for elections to the regional Council of Deputies – from 25 to 40 electoral districts;

for elections to the town Council of Deputies (in towns subordinated to Oblast) – from 25 to 40 electoral districts;

for elections to the town Council of Deputies (in towns subordinated to region) – from 15 to 25 electoral districts;

for elections to the settlement or rural Council of Deputies – from 11 to 15 electoral districts.

 

The average number of electors per electoral district for elections of deputies of the Chamber of Representatives for the Republic of Belarus shall be established by the Central Commission not later than five months before expiration of the term of office of the Chamber of Representatives of the current convocation.

 

Within the standards specified in part two of this article, the number of electoral districts to be formed for elections to the local Council of Deputies and the average number of electors per electoral district shall be established by the respective local Council of Deputies not later than five months before the expiration of the term of office of the local Council of Deputies of the current convocation.

 

The number of electors in the electoral district shall be determined proceeding from the number of citizens enjoying suffrage and living in the territory included into the electoral district during the holding of the last elections or referendum.

 

Electoral districts shall be formed with an approximately equal number of electors: deviation of the number of electors in an electoral district for elections of deputies of the Chamber of Representatives from the average number of electors per electoral district for the Republic of Belarus and in the electoral district for elections of deputies of the respective local Council of Deputies – from the average number of electors per electoral district for elections of the given local Council of Deputies, as a rule, may not exceed 10 percent. The electoral district shall constitute a single territory: it shall not be allowed to form an electoral district from territories that do not border on each other.

 

Lists of electoral districts specifying their names, numbers, borders, number of electors and places of location of electoral commissions shall be published: for elections of deputies of the Chamber of Representatives by the Central Commission not later than on the fifth day after the appointment of elections for the Chamber of Representatives and for elections of deputies of local Councils of Deputies – by the territorial electoral commissions not later than 80 days before the elections of the local Councils of Deputies.

In case of dissolution of the Chamber of Representatives elections of deputies of the Chamber of representatives shall be held in electoral districts formed during the holding of the elections of deputies of the Chamber of Representatives of the former convocation.

One deputy shall be elected from each electoral district.