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Government of Wales Act 2006

Reforming the Assembly’s electoral arrangements

16.The White Paper contained three proposals relating to this:

a)

individuals should henceforth no longer be able to be candidates in constituency elections and at the same time be eligible for election as regional members from party lists.

b)

while there should be no change to the requirement that Assemblies are elected for fixed four-year terms, new provision (equivalent to that made for the Scottish Parliament) should be made for extraordinary elections within a four-year term, to apply in those exceptional circumstances where it was clear that an Assembly as presently constituted could not perform its functions properly;

c)

the Assembly should have a new power to allow it to arrange for public information campaigns to promote participation in its elections.

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