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According to Article 13 (3), if the office the candidate occupies is unfit for the post that he bids for, he must be relieved from this office during the electoral campaign. This might easily restrict, in practice, the chances of opposition candidates compared with the governor in office, as he still has the income. Persons in other posts might avoid taking part in elections if their chances are little to avoid losing their jobs. In democratic countries, it is more common not to restrict the right of a candidate to be in other posts of offices, but to relieve them from their office after the results of elections are promulgated.

9.         Scheduling elections