Electoral system for national legislature - North Macedonia, Republic of

Country: 
North Macedonia, Republic of
Question: 
Electoral system for national legislature
Answer: 
List PR
Comments: 

List PR using closed lists; seats are allocated according to the D’Hondt method of highest average. 

Source: 

North Macedonia, Electoral Code (2006, last amended in 2019), [unofficial translation by IFES], accessed 30 May 2020 [Note: Electoral Code has been amended in February 2020. However, English version of this amendment cannot be found online. According to the OSCE Interim report produced in March 2020, the amendments did not affect the electoral system.]

Article 4

(2) In the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, 120 to 123 Members of Parliament (hereinafter: MPs) shall be elected, 120 of whom shall be elected under the proportional model, whereby the territory of the Republic of Macedonia shall be divided into six electoral districts that are determined with this Code and 20 MPs elected from each of these electoral districts, whereas 3 MPs shall be elected under the proportional model from the single electoral district covering Europe, Africa, North and South America, Australia and Asia.

(3) The first MP from the electoral district which covers Europe, Africa, North and South America, Australia and Asia shall be considered elected if the MP list of candidates has won at least the same number of votes as the smallest number of votes with which an MP was elected in the electoral districts in the Republic of Macedonia in the last parliamentary elections in the Republic of Macedonia.

(4) The second MP from the electoral district which covers Europe, Africa, North and South America, Australia and Asia shall be considered elected if the MP list of candidates has won twice as many votes as the smallest number of votes with which an MP was elected in the electoral districts in the Republic of Macedonia, in the last parliamentary elections in Republic of Macedonia.

(5) The third MP from the electoral district which covers Europe, Africa, North and South America, Australia and Asia shall be considered elected if the MP list of candidates has won three times as many votes as the smallest number of votes with which an MP was elected in the electoral districts in the Republic of Macedonia, in the last parliamentary elections in Republic of Macedonia.

(6) Should none of the lists of MPs from the electoral district which covers Europe, Africa, North and South America, Australia and Asia obtain the required number of votes prescribed in paragraph (3) of this article, not a single MP shall be elected.

ODIHR Election Observation Mission, Republic of North Macedonia, Early Parliamentary Elections, 12 April 2020, Interim Report (3 – 31 March 2020), accessed 30 May 2020