The election of members of the House of Advisors was held in normal conditions with an encouraging turnout, said the Minister of Interior in a statement. The turnout rate reached 94.86% for representatives of councils of local authorities, professional chambers and the most representative professional organizations of employers, while that of representatives of employees amounted to 40.49%. The operations of voting and counting at the polling stations and central offices took place in the presence of representatives of lists, or candidates under the legal provisions, the statement added. The number of candidacies presented for this election reached 691, to fill the 120 seats of the House of Advisors, which is an average of 6 candidacies per seat, including 471 candidacies for the 100 seats reserved for the representatives of the communal, prefectural, provincial and regional councils, the professional chambers and the most representative professional organizations of employers. There are also 220 candidacies spread over 11 lists for the 20 seats to be filled for employee representatives, the statement concluded.
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