(1) A candidate may resign from his/her nomination provided the resignation statement be made in writing prior to the opening of the election. The same procedure applies should a Political Party or coalition, through the instrumentality of its agent, wish to recall a candidate whom the party/coalition has nominated. Neither the resignation statement nor the recall statement can be withdrawn. Two copies of the statement shall be delivered to either the chairman or the secretary of the relevant regional election board. Without any delay, the chairman of the regional election board shall forward one of the two copies to the chairman of the Central Election Board, and immediately thereafter, arrange for the statement to be made public in an appropriate manner in polling stations provided that he/she has received the statement no later than forty-eight hours prior to the beginning of the election.
(2) Should such statement be made after the registration of the list of candidates in which the resigned/recalled candidate is listed, the name and other data related to the said candidate shall remain on the list of candidates unchanged. However, no account shall be taken of this person when seats shall be distributed.
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