MEMBERS of Parliament will be chosen by secret ballot in free and fair elections administered by the Electoral Commission.
It will be done in accordance with the 2013 Constitution, which was released on Thursday, and any written law governing elections.
Under the Constitution, the election of MPs will be by a multi-member open list system of proportional representation.
Each voter will have one vote, with each vote being of equal value in a single national electoral roll comprising all the registered voters.
Seats in parliament will be awarded to candidates in proportion to the total number of votes cast for each political party contesting the election, which shall be determined by totalling the number of votes cast for each candidate of that political party.
And seats will be awarded to candidates in proportion to the total number of votes cast for each independent candidate, if any, provided, however, that an independent candidate shall only be eligible to be awarded one seat in parliament.
The Constitution says that a political party or an independent candidate shall not qualify for any seat in parliament unless the political party or the independent candidate receives at least five per cent of the total number of votes cast.
Also, a written law shall make provisions relating to election of MPs, including prescribing rules for awarding seats in parliament that accord with an internationally-accepted method for awarding seats to candidates within an open list system of proportional representation.
For the first election of MPs held under the new Constitution, parliament will consist of 50 members.
After the first election of MPs under the new Constitution, the Electoral Commission shall, at least one year before any election, review the composition of Parliament and may, if necessary, increase or decrease the total number of parliamentarians.