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Political Rights and Association

Eritrea, English

Every citizen who fulfills the requirements of the electoral law shall have the right to vote and to seek elective office. (Art. 20)

Head of State

Eritrea, English

1. The President shall be elected from amongst the members of the National Assembly by all absolute majority vote of its members. A candidate for the office of the President must be nominated by at least 20 percent vote of all the members of the National Assembly.
… (Art. 41)

Political Rights and Association

Eritrea, English

6. Every citizen shall have the right to form organisations for political, social, economic and cultural ends. … (Art. 19)

Political Rights and Association

Eritrea, English

1. All Eritrean citizens, of eighteen years of age or more, shall have the right to vote.
2. The National Assembly shall enact an electoral law, which shall ensure the representation and participation of the Eritrean people. (Art. 30)

Legislature

Eritrea, English

1. There shall be a National Assembly which shall be the supreme representative and legislative body.
2. The National Assembly shall be composed of representatives elected by the people.
3. Members of the National Assembly shall be elected by secret ballot of all citizens who are qualified to vote.

6. The qualifications and election of the members of the National Assembly, the conditions for vacating their seats and other related matters shall be determined by law. (Art. 31)

Electoral Bodies

Eritrea, English

1. There shall be established an Electoral Commission, operating independently, without interference, which shall, on the basis of the electoral law , ensure that free and fair elections are held and administer their implementation; decide on issues raised in the course of the electoral process; and formulate and implement civic educational programmes relating to elections and other democratic procedures.
… (Art. 58)

Political Rights and Association

Eritrea, English

1. It is a fundamental principle of the State of Eritrea to guarantee its citizens broad and active participation in all political, economic, social and cultural life of the country.
2. Any act that violates the human rights of women or limits or otherwise thwarts their role and participation is prohibited.

4. Pursuant to the provisions of this Constitution and laws enacted pursuant thereto, all Eritreans, without distinction, are guaranteed equal opportunity to participate in any position of leadership in the country.
… (Art. 7)

Government

Eritrea, English

1. There shall be a ministerial Cabinet presided over by the President.
2. The President may select ministers from among members of the National Assembly or from among persons who are not members of the National Assembly.
… (Art. 46)

Head of State

Eritrea, English

1. The President of Eritrea is the Head of the State and the Government of Eritrea and the Commander-in-Chief of the Eritrean Defense Forces.
… (Art. 39)

Head of State

Eritrea, English

Any member of the National Assembly who seeks to be a candidate to the office of the President of Eritrea shall be a citizen of Eritrea by birth. (Art. 40)