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Hrvatski Sabor (Croatian Parliament)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Hrvatski Sabor / Croatian Parliament
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Electoral Law 18 September 1995
Last amendments: 6 July 2010 (Constitution)
Mode of designation directly elected 151
Constituencies - 10 multi-member constituencies (14 seats each) in the area of the Republic of Croatia for 140 seats
- one special constituency (three seats) for Croatian citizens residing abroad (constituency No. 11)
- one national constituency (eight seats) reserved for the autochthonous national minorities (constituency No. 12)
Voting system Proportional: -140 are elected from 10 constituencies in the country, each constituency providing 14 MPs chosen from party lists or independent lists. The number of members chosen from each constituency list is established by the d'Hondt method. A list must win at least 5% of the votes to be entitled to a share of these seats.
- three are elected in a special constituency by Croatians residing abroad.
- 8 are elected by members of the national ethnic minorities in the country, in a special (national) constituency

Vacancies arising between general elections are filled by substitutes elected at the same time as titular members. An MP elected from a constituency list is substituted by a candidate from the same list nominated by the political party that proposed the list. An MP chosen in the ethnic minorities constituency is substituted by another candidate elected in the same constituency.

Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - Age: 18 years
- Croatian citizenship
Disqualifications: persons serving a sentence handed down by a court or persons declared to be legally incompetent.
Eligibility - Qualified electors
- age: 18 years
- Croatian citizenship
Incompatibilities - Judges of the Constitutional Court
- Officials in the judiciary
- Ambassadors and Consuls-General
- State and local government officials
- Active officer in the Armed Forces
- Members of the Board of companies or institutions whose majority owner is the State.
Candidacy requirements - Nomination by a registered political party or voters, either individually or jointly
- Candidatures submitted by individuals require a prescribed number of signatures by supporting voters. Voters can only support one non-party candidate, one state list or one special list. The following number of signatures are required:
-Candidatures submitted for single-member districts: 400 signatures
-Candidatures submitted under state lists: 5,000 signatures
-Candidatures submitted under special lists: 500 signatures
- Candidatures submitted by ethnic minorities under party or association lists: 100 signatures
- Candidatures by ethnic minorities under constituency lists: 500 signatures

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