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Yehizb Tewokayoch Mekir Bete (House of Peoples' Representatives)

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Parliament name -
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Yehizb Tewokayoch Mekir Bete / House of Peoples' Representatives
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Yefedereshein Mekir Bete / House of the Federation
Electoral Law 23 August 1993
Mode of designation directly elected 547
Constituencies 547 single-member constituencies.
Voting system Majority: Single member plurality systems ("first past the post").
Vacancies which arise between general elections are filled through by elections held within three months.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - Age: at least 18 years old
- Ethiopian nationality
- Residence of at least six months in constituency
- Disqualifications: insanity, imprisonment
Eligibility - Qualified electors
- Age: at least 21 years
- Ethiopian nationality
- Regular residence in constituency where candidate is running for at least 2 years immediately preceding polling date. However, there is no requirement of residence if candidate is running for the constituency of the candidate’s place of birth or the place where the candidate has been regularly working for at least two years preceding polling date.
Incompatibilities - Members of the House of Federation
- Judges and prosecutors who have not resigned
- Military and paramilitary personnel
Candidacy requirements - Nominated by individual citizens or political organizations.
- No support or signature is needed for candidates running under banner of political parties.
- When running as independent candidates, candidacy must be supported by at least 1,000 qualified electors from the constituency.

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