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Senate (Senate)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Olbiil Era Kelulau / National Congress
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name Senate
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) House of Delegates
Electoral Law 1 January 1900
Mode of designation directly elected 13
Constituencies One nationwide constituency for 13 seats.
Voting system Majority: Block Vote (Plurality-at-large voting)
Each voter may choose as many candidates as the number of members to be elected (currently 13) on a single ballot paper.
The 13 candidates who receive the most votes nationwide are declared elected.
By-elections are held to fill vacancies which arise between general elections unless fewer than 180 days remain in the parliamentary term.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years
- Palau citizenship
- minimum period of residence in country
- disqualifications: imprisonment, insanity, persons serving sentence for a felony
Eligibility Qualified electors
- age: 25 years
- Palau citizenship
- residence in country for at least five years immediately preceding the elections
- residence in district where running for at least one year immediately preceding the elections
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