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Political Rights and Association

Chile, English

Citizens are those Chileans who have become eighteen years of age and who have not been sentenced to afflictive punishment.
The status of citizen grants the rights of suffrage, of opting for positions subject to popular election, and the others that the Constitution or the law confer. … (Art. 13)

Chile, Spanish

Son ciudadanos los chilenos que hayan cumplido dieciocho años de edad y que no hayan sido condenados a pena aflictiva.
La calidad de ciudadano otorga los derechos de sufragio, de optar a cargos de elección popular y los demás que la Constitución o la ley confieran. … (Art. 13)

Political Rights and Association

Chile, English

In the popular votes, suffrage will be personal, egalitarian, secret and voluntary.
Popular votes may only be convoked for [the] elections and plebiscites expressly specified in this Constitution. (Art. 15)

Chile, Spanish

En las votaciones populares, el sufragio será personal, igualitario, secreto y voluntario. Sólo podrá convocarse a votación popular para las elecciones y plebiscitos expresamente previstos en esta Constitución. (Art. 15)

Political Rights and Association

Chile, English

The Constitution assures to all persons:

15. The right to associate without prior permission.
In order to have juridical personality, associations must be constituted in conformity with the law.
No one can be obligated to belong to an association. Associations contrary to morals, to public order and to the security of the State, are prohibited. … (Art. 19)

Chile, Spanish

La Constitución asegura a todas las personas:

15º.- El derecho de asociarse sin permiso previo.
Para gozar de personalidad jurídica, las asociaciones deberán constituirse en conformidad a la ley.
Nadie puede ser obligado a pertenecer a una asociación. Prohíbense las asociaciones contrarias a la moral, al orden público y a la seguridad del Estado. … (Art. 19)

Political Rights and Association

Côte d’Ivoire, English

Suffrage is universal, free, equal and secret. All Ivorian nationals of both sexes eighteen years old at least and possessing their civil and political rights, are electors within the conditions determined by the law. (Art. 33)

Côte d’Ivoire, French

Le suffrage est universel, libre, égal et secret. Sont électeurs dans les conditions déterminées par la loi, tous les nationaux ivoiriens des deux sexes âgés d’au moins dix-huit ans et jouissant de leurs droits civiques et politiques. (Art. 33)

Political Rights and Association

Madagascar, English

… All nationals of the two sexes enjoying the exercise of their civil and political rights are electors within the conditions determined by the law. The quality of [being] elector is lost only by a decision of justice becoming definitive. (Art. 5)

Madagascar, French

… Sont électeurs dans les conditions déterminées par la loi tous les nationaux des deux sexes jouissant de l’exercice de leurs droits civils et politiques. La qualité d'électeur ne se perd que par une décision de justice devenue définitive. (Art. 5)

Political Rights and Association

Madagascar, English

… The law favors the equal access and the participation of women and men in public employment and to the functions in the domain of the political, economical and social life. (Art. 6)

Madagascar, French

… La loi favorise l’égal accès et la participation des femmes et des hommes aux emplois publics et aux fonctions dans le domaine de la vie politique, économique et sociale. (Art. 6)

Political Rights and Association

Madagascar, English

Any citizen has the right to be a candidate to the elections specified by this Constitution, under reserve of the conditions established by the law. (Art. 15)

Madagascar, French

Tout citoyen a le droit de se porter candidat aux élections prévues par la présente Constitution, sous réserve des conditions fixées par la loi. (Art. 15)

Political Rights and Association

Madagascar, English

Any person has the right to freely constitute associations, under reserve of conforming themselves to the law.
This same right is recognized for the creation of political parties. … (Art. 14)

Madagascar, French

Toute personne a le droit de constituer librement des associations sous réserve de se conformer à la loi.
Ce même droit est reconnu pour la création de partis politiques. … (Art. 14)

Political Rights and Association

Yemen, Arabic

للمواطنين في عموم الجمهورية - بما لا يتعارض مع نصوص الدستور- الحق في تنظيم أنفسهم سياسياً ومهنياً ونقابياً والحق في تكوين المنظمات العلمية والثقافية والاجتماعية والاتحادات الوطنية بما يخدم أهداف الدستور، وتضمن الدولة هذا الحق، كما تتخذ جميع الوسائل الضرورية التي تمكن المواطنين من ممارسته، وتضمن كافة الحريات للمؤسسات والمنظمات السياسية والنقابية والثقافية والعلمية والاجتماعية. (المادّة ٥٨)

Yemen, English

In as much as it is not contrary to the Constitution, the citizens may organize themselves along political, professional and union lines. They have the right to form associations in scientific, cultural, social and national unions in a way that serves the goals of the Constitution. The state shall guarantee these rights, and shall take the necessary measures to enable citizens to exercise them. The state shall guarantee freedom for the political, trade, cultural, scientific and social organizations. (Art. 58)

Political Rights and Association

Yemen, Arabic

أ . يشترط في الناخب الشرطان الآتيان:-
١. أن يكون يمنياً.
٢. أن لا يقل سنه عن ثمانية عشر عاماً.
… (المادّة ٦٤)

Yemen, English

a. A voter must meet the following two conditions:
1. must be a Yemeni citizen.
2. must be at least 18 years old.
… (Art. 64)