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Yefedereshein Mekir Bete (House of the Federation)

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Parliament name -
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Yefedereshein Mekir Bete / House of the Federation
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Yehizb Tewokayoch Mekir Bete / House of Peoples' Representatives
Electoral Law 23 August 1993
Mode of designation indirectly elected 153
Constituencies Each nation, nationality and people is represented in the House of Federation by at least one member. Each nation or nationality is represented by one additional representative for every one million of its population.
Voting system : Members are either elected indirectly by the country's nine State Councils or directly by the people if the Councils so decide.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years
- Ethiopian citizenship
- residence of at least two years in constituency
- disqualifications: insanity, imprisonment
Eligibility Qualified electors
- age: 21 years
- Ethiopian citizenship
- literacy
- regular residence in constituency where running for at least 5 years immediately preceding polling date
Incompatibilities - members of the Council of People's Representatives
Candidacy requirements - by individual citizens or political organizations
- support of at least 500 registered electors from constituency

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