On December 11, Macedonians will vote for their members of Parliament. Of the 123 seats in the Parliament, 120 are elected from six 20-seat constituencies in Macedonia using closed list proportional representation. The remaining three seats are single-member constituencies representing Macedonians living abroad and are elected by a first-past-the-post system.
To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Macedonia: 2016 Parliamentary Elections. IFES FAQs include:
- Are there reserved seats for women? What is the gender balance within the candidate list?
- What is the election management body? What are its powers?
- How will voters with disabilities cast their ballots?
- Who will observe during Election Day? How can they get accreditation?