This Monday begins process of nomination of candidates to the NA

From this Monday, August 10, until August 19, the National Electoral Council (CNE) will carry out the process of receiving nominations of candidates aspiring to participate in the elections to the National Assembly (NA) on next December 6.

In accordance with Article 47 of the Organic Law on Electoral Processes (Lopre), are allowed to present candidates all organizations with national and regional political purposes, groups of voters and citizens on their own initiative, as well as indigenous communities accredited with the electoral body.

The nominations will be made by authorized representatives of political organizations to carry out the procedure through the Automated System of Nominations (Sap) in the website of the Electoral Power A total of 277 deputies and their respective alternates will be elected, which corresponds to 66% more parliamentarians than in the last election of 2015.

Those authorized to run for office will have to submit to the Regional Election Boards of their respective federal entities the forms, in triplicate, issued by the Automated Nomination System.

Currently 107 organizations with political purposes are authorized to participate in the December electoral process and is comprised of 30 National Political Organizations, 53 Regional Political Organizations, 6 Organizations and 18 Regional Indigenous Organizations.

In May, the CNE presented to the political organizations the Automated System of Nominations to demonstrate its operation, as part of the activities currently being carried out by the electoral body in the framework of the elections of deputies to the NA to be held on December 6.

This way, the representatives of the participating political groups learned about the manual that will govern this process and received details about the mechanisms for the formation of the number of positions to be elected (National Award List, Regional List and Nominals) and the distribution of nominal positions in the 87 electoral districts.

In addition, nominations must have a gender parity composition, in accordance with the regulations on gender parity approved by the electoral body. However, this rule will only apply to candidates who were not elected through primary elections.

Similarly, the electoral body offered induction workshops to political organizations in order to familiarize them with the application of the special regulation on gender parity in the Automated Nomination System.

The CNE may extend the period of nominations in an electoral process through a duly motivated resolution, without affecting the subsequent stages of the process.