Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)
Chapter 5 : The President and National Executive
86. Election of President
|(1)||At its first sitting after its election, and whenever necessary to fill a vacancy, the National Assembly must elect a woman or a man from among its members to be the President.|
|(2)||The Chief Justice must preside over the election of the President, or designate another judge to do so. The procedure set out in Part A of Schedule 3 applies to the election of the President.|
|(3)||An election to fill a vacancy in the office of President must be held at a time and on a date determined by the Chief Justice, but not more than 30 days after the vacancy occurs.|
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