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Palata Predstaviteley (House of Representatives)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Natsionalnoye Sobranie / National Assembly
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Palata Predstaviteley / House of Representatives
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Soviet Respubliki / Council of the Republic
Electoral Law 15 March 1994
Constitution (Art. 64 - 72)
Mode of designation directly elected 110
Constituencies 110 single-member constituencies
Voting system Majority: Simple majority vote.
In the first round, voting is considered valid if over 50 per cent of eligible voters take part in the polls. Candidates who receive over 50 per cent of votes are declared elected.
If none of the candidates obtains 50 per cent of votes, a run-off election between the two leading candidates is held within two weeks. Run-off elections are considered valid if more than 25 per cent of eligible voters take part. The candidate securing a simple majority of votes wins the seat. If the second round of voting is held for only one candidate, the candidate needs to obtain the support of over half of the voters taking part in the election.
Voter requirements - age 18 years or over
- Belarusian citizenship
Disqualifications: citizens considered by the courts as incapable, persons sentenced by courts to confinement in places of imprisonment, and persons who have been placed in preventive detention under legislation governing penal justice procedure.
Eligibility - qualified voters
- age: 21 years or over
- Belarusian citizenship
- residence in the country
Incompatibilities - President of the Republic
- Judges
- Members of the Council of the Republic
- Members of a local Council of Deputies
Candidacy requirements Candidatures may be submitted by registered political parties, labour collectives or by individuals or groups that collect 1,000 signatures of voters residing in the constituency concerned. Any organization located in the constituency with a staff of at least 300 employees may also submit a candidature.

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