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Structure of Parliament: Unicameral

Are there legislated quotas...

  • Yes for the Single/Lower House?
  • Yes at the Sub-national level?

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • No adopted by political parties?

Is there additional information?

Yes

Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic (1993-)

(Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic (1993-))

Single/Lower house

Sobranie / Assembly of the Republic

Total seats:123
Total women:34
% women: 28%
Election year:2011
Electoral system:List PR
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas
Election details: IDEA Voter Turnout
IPU Parline
Legal sourceDetails
Quota type:
Legislated Candidate Quotas
Electoral law The Assembly of the Republic comprises 123 members, 120 of whom are elected under a proportional representation system from 6 electoral districts, with an additional 3 elected under a majoritarian system from three electoral districts abroad. ‘In the submitted list of candidates for Members of Parliament in every three places at least one will be reserved for the less represented sex’ (Article 64 (5) of the Electoral Code).
Legal sanctions for non-compliance: Electoral law If a political party fails to meet the quota requirement, the list shall be rejected" (Electoral Code, Article 67 [1-4]).
Rank order/placement rules: Electoral law ‘In every three places [on candidate lists] at least one will be reserved for the less represented sex’ (Article 64 (5)).

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Last updated 2014-04-04

Quota at the Sub-National Level

Quota type:Legislated Candidate Quotas
Legal sourceDetails
Quota type:
Legislated Candidate Quotas
Electoral law "In the submitted list of candidate [...] for Member of Council of the municipality and the City of Skopje [...] in every three places at least one will be reserved for the less represented gender" (Electoral Code, Article 64 [5]).
Legal sanctions for non-compliance: Electoral law "If a political party fails to meet the quota requirement, the list shall be rejected "(Electoral Code, Article 67 [1-4]).
Rank order/placement rules: Electoral law ‘In every three places [on candidate lists] at least one will be reserved for the less represented sex’ (Article 64 (5)).

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Last updated 2014-03-25

Additional information

Before making quotas mandatory, the Social Democratic Party, the Liberal Democratic Party, and the Liberal Party practiced gender quotas for candidate lists (Dimitrevska 2005: 45). In the 2011 elections, 34 women were elected. However, seven of the elected candidates declined their parliamentary mandate and were therefore replaced by ‘next-in-line’ candidates from the same party, raising the actual number of female parliamentarians to 38. (IPU Parline , 2011).

Last updated 2014-01-22

Sources

LEGAL SOURCES:

  • Electoral Code 2006 (as of 2012, unofficial translation by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe), accessed 03 April 2014;

OTHER SOURCES:

  • Dimitrevska, D., ‘Quotas: The Case of Macedonia’, in J. Ballington and F. Binda (eds), The Implementation of Quotas: European Experiences, Quotas Report Series no. 4 (Stockholm: International IDEA, 2005), accessed 03 April 2014

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