Electoral system family - Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia
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Electoral system family
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Shura Council law, 1992 (as amended in 2013)

The shura council shall consist of a Speaker and One hundred and fifty members chosen by the King from amongst scholars, those of knowledge, expertise and specialists, provided that women representation shall not be less than (20%) of members number. Their rights , duties and affairs shall be determined by a Royal Order.*

*This is the text after it was amended by the Royal Order number A/44 dated 29/2/1434 H, where the previous text was:" The shura council shall consist of a Speaker and One hundred and fifty members chosen by the King from amongst scholars, those of knowledge, expertise and specialists. Their rights , duties and affairs shall be determined by a royal order".

Basic Law of Governance, 1992

Article 5: Monarchy is the system of rule in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Rulers of the country shall be from amongst the sons of the founder King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al-FaisalAl-Saud, and their descendants. [...]