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Palamene o Tuvalu (Parliament of Tuvalu)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Palamene / Parliament
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Electoral Law 1 January 1900
Mode of designation directly elected 15
Constituencies - 7 multi-member (2 seats) constituencies corresponding to the seven islands with population over 1,000
- 1 single-member constituency corresponding to the remaining inhabited islands
Voting system Majority: Single member plurality systems ("first past the post") for single member constituency. In the two member constituencies, the two candidates with the highest number of votes are declared elected.
Vacancies arising between general elections are filled through by elections.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years
- Tuvalu citizenship
- physical presence in country on polling day
- disqualifications: sentence of death or imprisonment exceeding one year, insanity, election-connected offence
Eligibility - qualified electors
- age: 21 years
- Tuvalu citizenship
- residence in the country and actively participate in islands activities
- own land
- ineligibilities: allegiance to a foreign State, undischarged bankruptcy, insanity, death sentence, imprisonment for a term exceeding 12 months
Incompatibilities - any public office
Candidacy requirements - candidates must be proposed by at least three electors
- list of candidates, published in each constituency at least 21 days prior to polling day
- as there are no recognized political parties, each candidate is considered independent and responsible for his own election campaign

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