Electoral system for national legislature - Montenegro

Country: 
Montenegro
Question: 
Electoral system for national legislature
Answer: 
List PR
Comments: 

Members are elected in a single nationwide constituency for a four-year term under a proportional representation system with closed lists. 

Source: 

Montenegro, Law on Election of Councillors and Members of Parliament (1998, amended 2016), accessed 17 August 2020

Article 4. Councillors and members of parliament shall be elected in an electoral district based on a list submitted by a political party (party candidate list), coalition of political parties (coalition candidate list) or group of citizens (citizen group candidate list) (hereinafter referred to as the candidate list). Councillor and member of parliament seats shall be allocated in proportion to the number of votes received.

Article 12. The election of councillors shall be conducted in a municipality as a single electoral district. The election of members of parliament shall be conducted in Montenegro as a single electoral district.

Article 93. The total number of votes received by each candidate list and the number of seats which pertain to each of the lists shall be established by the municipal election commission for election of councillors and by the State Election Commission for election of members of parliament respectively.

Each candidate list shall receive the number of seats proportionate to the number of votes received, in accordance with this Law.

For details of seats allocation, see Articles 94-98.