At a glance
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
(Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste)
|Electoral system:||List PR|
|Quota type:||Legislated Candidate Quotas|
IDEA Voter Turnout
Legislated Candidate Quotas
|Electoral law||Under Article 12 (3) of the 2006 Law on the Elections of the National Parliament (as amended in 2011), on electoral lists, 1 out of every group of 3 candidates must be a woman.|
|Legal sanctions for non-compliance:||Electoral law||The list will be rejected if it does not comply with the quota provisions (Article 12 (3)).|
|Rank order/placement rules:||Electoral law||On electoral lists, 1 out of every group of 3 candidates must be a woman (Article 12 (3)).|
Quota at the Sub-National Level
|Quota type:||Reserved seats|
|Electoral law||Both men and women, without discrimination, may participate as candidates and be elected Local (‘Suco’) Chiefs or Members of the Local (‘Suco’) Councils. The Law further stipulates that Local (‘Suco’) Councils shall be composed of the Local (‘Suco’) Chief, the Chiefs of all the villages that are included in the local districts (‘Sucos’) and, additionally, 2 women, 2 youth representatives, 1 of each sex, and 1 elder (Law No. 2/2004 on the Elections of the Local (‘Suco’) Chiefs and the Local (‘Suco’) Councils, Articles 2 (2) and 3 (1)).|
|Legal sanctions for non-compliance:||N/A||Not applicable|
|Rank order/placement rules:||N/A||Not applicable|