THE CONSTITUTION (DECLARATION OF COMMUNITY)(TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 3 of 2014)
The object of this Act is to make special provision regarding the declaration of a candidate as to his community for the next general election, pending the subsuming of the Best Loser system in a different method of allocating additional seats.
2. A candidate at that election may elect not to declare the community to which he belongs. Where he does not make such a declaration, he shall be deemed to have opted not to be considered for the purpose of the allocation of additional seats pursuant to the First Schedule to the Constitution and no additional seat shall be allocated to him.
3. Where a candidate who has not declared his community is returned as member, the Electoral Supervisory Commission shall, for the sole purposes of determining the appropriate community and allocating additional seats under paragraph 5 of the First Schedule to the Constitution at the next general election, proceed on the basis of the average number of returned members belonging to each community at all general elections held since 1976.
4. Where all candidates who are returned as members have declared their community, the allocation of additional seats shall continue to be effected under paragraph 5 of the First Schedule to the Constitution.
Status: Published in the Gazette on 17 July 2014. and came into operation on 17 July 2014.