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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Predstavnicki dom (House of Representatives)
ELECTORAL SYSTEM

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Skupstina / Parliamentary Assembly
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Predstavnicki dom / House of Representatives
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Dom Naroda / House of Peoples
LEGAL FRAMEWORK
Electoral Law 12 April 1996
Mode of designation directly elected 42
Constituencies Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republika Srpska
Voting system Proportional: Proportional representation system based on party lists or independent candidatures, using the simple quotient and greatest remainders formula for left-over seats. Only parties having won at least one seat in the initial (simple quotient) allocation qualify for the latter allotment.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years
- citizenship of Bosnia and Herzegovina
CANDIDATES
Eligibility - qualified electors
- age: 18 years
- citizenship of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- ineligibility: persons serving a sentence imposed by International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, under indictment by the Tribunal or having failed to comply with an appearance order by the Tribunal
Incompatibilities - judges
- prosecutors and their deputies
- solicitors and their deputies
- ombudsmen and their deputies
- members of courts/council for human rights
- members of police and military forces (incluiding financial police, judicial police, State Border Service members, security and intelligence service)
- diplomatic and consular representatives
- members of the Executive
Candidacy requirements - individual or party (single or coalition) candidatures
- for registration, each political party needs signed backing of at least 10,000 electors
- individual candidates need the support of at least 5,000 electors

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