Electoral system for national legislature - Cyprus

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

List PR using open list

Source: 

ODIHR, Republic of Cyprus, Parliamentary Elections, 30 May 2021, Needs Assessment Mission Report, accessed 29 May 2021

“The parliament is elected under the proportional representation system from six multi-member electoral districts which correspond to the six administrative districts, including those not under the government control. The number of seats elected from each district is based on the number of registered voters. Voters may indicate preference for candidates on a party list that they vote for. The number of preferential votes should not exceed one for every four seats of the given constituency. The first allocation of seats is done at the district level. The second step of the allocation of seats is made at the national level. In 2015, the threshold for political parties to participate in the second stage of mandate allocation was increased from 1.8 to 3.6 per cent of valid votes obtained nationwide.”

Ministry of Interior, General information about Parliamentary Elections [in Greek], accessed 29 May 2021

Ministry of Interior, Law on the Election of the Members of the House of Representatives Law of 1979 (last amended in 2019) [in Greek], accessed 29 May 2021