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Assembleia Nacional (National Assembly)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Assembleia Nacional / National Assembly
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Electoral Law 30 December 1994
Last modification: 2000
Mode of designation directly elected 72
Constituencies 16 multi-member constituencies with 2 to 15 seats each, depending on the population
Voting system Proportional: Proportional representation; closed party-list system (cumulative voting) using the d'Hondt method
Vacancies arising between general elections are filled by substitutes elected at the same time as titular members.
There are no reserved seats for women, ethnic minorities or other categories.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18
- Cape Verdean citizenship
- disqualifications: persons under special guardianship, insanity, criminal conviction
Eligibility - qualified electors
- age: 18
- Cape Verdean citizenship
- ineligibilities: persons under special guardianship, insanity, criminal conviction
Incompatibilities - government members
- judges
- diplomats
- members of the armed forces on active duty
- members of the Council of the Republic (except for the President of the National Assembly)
- members of the National Electoral Commission
Candidacy requirements - Candidates names must be submitted by political parties on lists of as many candidates as there are seats to be filled in each constituency, 50 to 40 days before the elections.

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