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Assembleia da Republica (Assembly of the Republic)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Assembleia da Republica / Assembly of the Republic
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Electoral Law 28 December 1993
Mode of designation directly elected 250
Constituencies - 11 multi-member constituencies (12 to 50 representatives for each, based on population), corresponding to the country's provinces
- 2 single-member constituencies, corresponding to the Mozambican communities in the countries of Europe and Africa, respectively.
Voting system Proportional: Party-list proportional representation system according to d'Hondt method; 5% vote threshold for parties to gain parliamentary representation.
Vacancies which arise between general elections are filled by substitutes chosen alongside titular members.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years
- Mozambican citizenship
- disqualifications: legal deprivation (of right), mental deficiency or insanity, imprisonment or detention
Eligibility Qualified electors
- age: 18 years
- Mozambican citizenship
- ineligibility: persons sentenced to imprisonment for certain offences committed as public servants, habitual offenders.
Incompatibilities - government employment
- paid service for foreign State or international organization
- affiliation with National Electoral Commission
- judges
- civil servants
- members of the armed forces
- career diplomats
Candidacy requirements - membership of political party or coalition of parties

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