of May 28,1993
on Elections to the Sejm of the Republic of Poland
1. Only those constituency lists of candidates for MP to the Sejm which have gained al least 5 per cent of the total number of voles validly cast throughout the entire country shall be taken into account in the allocations of seats.
2. Constituency lists of candidates for MP to the Sejm proposed by election committees, as referred to in Article 77, par. 2 (election coalition), shall be taken into account in the allocation of seats only if they have gained at least 8 per cent of the total number of votes validly cast throughout the entire country.
Only the lists of those election committees whose constituency lists of candidates have gained at least 7 per cent of the total number of votes validly cast throughout the country, shall be taken into account in the allocation of seats among national lists of candidates for deputies to the Sejm.
1. The election committees of registered organisations of national minorities shall have the right to exempt their lists from one of the requirements specified in Article 3, par. 1 or Article 4, if they have made a relevant declaration to the National Electoral Commission not later than 5 days before the day of elections.
2. The National electoral Commission shall immediately acknowledge the receipt of any such declaration, as referred to in par. 1. Electoral commissions shall be bound any such declaration.
Source: Unofficial translation