Candidate nomination

Updated July 2010

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Country Procedure
ANGOLA Presidential: By political party or group of 5 000-10 000 citizens; provide documents demonstrating and affirming eligibility
National Assembly: Political parties on party lists with documents demonstrating and affirming eligibility
BOTSWANA Presidential: Accompanied by endorsement of 1 000 registered voters
National Assembly: Nomination paper signed by 9 registered voters and payment of a deposit
DRC Presidential: Must be over 30 years, application with a CV, various documents and non-refundable deposit of CF22 000 000
National Assembly: Application with names of two substitutes, various documents and non-refundable deposit of CF110 000
LESOTHO National Assembly: Constituency candidate nomination paper endorsed by 2 voters registered in constituency and payment of a deposit; compensatory seat candidates by party lists
MADAGASCAR National Assembly: Only candidates presented by registered political parties eligible. Candidates must be a resident of Madagascar, 21 years or older, be in possession of full civil and political rights, not have been convicted of a criminal offence and upto date with taxes; each must submit a dossier for documenting eligibility; candidates vetted by CENI, rejections reviewed by HCC
Presidential: Only candidates presented by registered political parties eligible. Candidates must be must be a of Malagasy parents, in full possession of civil and political rights, be at least 40 years old, resident in Madagascar for at least six months, upto date with taxes, pay a deposit of Ariary 25 000 000; must submit a dossier documenting eligibility; nominations are submitted to the HCC which vets them and publishes the difinative list of candidates
MALAWI Presidential: Endorsemed by 10 voters from each district and payment of deposit
National Assembly: Nomination paper signed by 10 voters registered in constituency and payment of deposit
MAURITIUS National Assembly: Candidates nominations for party and independents must be supported by eight registered electors of the constituency for which the candidate is standing
MOZAMBIQUE Presidential: Nominations of parties or party coalitions submitted to Constitutional Council 60 days before election day; candidates nominated by citizens endorsed by 10 000 voters
Assembly of the Republic: By parties/coalitions on lists
NAMIBIA Presidential: Must be endorsed by political party or supported by 300 registered voters; deposit made with the State Revenue Fund
National Assembly: By party lists, must include candidates' voter registration numbers
SEYCHELLES Presidential: Endorsed by the number of registered voters as published by the Commissioner and pay deposit
National Assembly: Constituency candidates endorsed by number of registered voters as published by Commissioner and pay deposit; proportional representation candidates nominated by party lists
SOUTH AFRICA National Assembly: By party lists, must include deposit and declaration of eligibility of those listed and declaration by each candidate of acceptance of code of conduct
SWAZILAND House of Assembly: Endorsed by 15 voters registered in constituency
TANZANIA Presidential: Proposed by political party, endorsed by 200 voters, pay deposit
National Assembly: Proposed by political party, endorsed by 25 voters in constituency, pay deposit
ZAMBIA Presidential: Must be over 35, endorsed by 200 registered voters, make declaration of assets and liabilities and pay election fee
National Assembly: Must be over 25, endorsed by 9 registered voters in constituency and pay election fee
ZANZIBAR Presidential: Proposed by political party, endorsed by 200 voters, pay deposit
House of Representatives: Proposed by political party, endorsed by 25 voters in constituency, pay deposit
ZIMBABWE Presidential: Endorsed by 10 registered voters from each province, pay deposit
Parliamentary: National Assembly and Senate; endorsed by 10 registered voters in constituency, pay deposit