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Majliss-annouwab (House of Representatives)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Barlaman / Parliament
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Majliss-annouwab / House of Representatives
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Majlis al-Mustacharin / House of Councillors
Electoral Law 17 August 1997
Last amendment: Organic law No. 7-11, 29 Sep't. 2011
Mode of designation directly elected 395
Constituencies - 92 multi-member constituencies (for 305 seats)
- One nationwide constituency for 90 seats: 60 reserved for women and 30 reserved for young people under 40 years.
Voting system Proportional: Closed party-list system applying the rule of the highest average without vote-splitting or preferential votes.
- A 6-per-cent threshold applies for the 305 seats filled through electoral districts
- A 3-per-cent threshold applies to 90 seats filled by a national list (60 reserved for women and 30 for young people under 40 years old).
Seats that fall vacant during the legislative term are filled through by-elections. In cases where a by-election is held to fill only one seat, a relative majority system in one round applies.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years
- Moroccan citizenship
Eligibility Qualified electors
- age: 23 years
- Moroccan citizenship
- ineligibility: naturalised citizens, persons restricted by court order
Incompatibilities - magistrates
- members of public authorities
- members of the armed and security forces
- heads of regional divisions of the Department of National Security and police commissioners
- all non-elective public posts (except governmental ones) at the national or local level
- work for public undertakings
Candidacy requirements - candidatures must be submitted at least 14 days prior to polling day
- compulsory monetary deposit reimbursed if the candidate, or list of candidates, obtains at least 5% of the votes cast in the constituency concerned

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