1. The election date for local government bodies is set by a decree of the President of the Republic. For setting the election date for the local government bodies, the President complies with the rules provided for in points 1 and 2 of article 9 of this Code.
2. For the purposes of this Code, the mandate of local government bodies shall end on the same date of the same month of the fourth year after the date the CEC declares its decision on the election results nationwide for local government bodies.
3. In case of interruption of a mandate for causes provided for in article 115 of the Constitution, elections are to be held no earlier than 30 days and no later than 45 days from the date of notification of the interruption of the mandate. In case of an appeal by the dissolved or discharged body, elections are to be held no earlier than 30 days and no later than 45 days from the expiry of the deadline provided to the dissolved body to appeal the decision of the Council of Ministers to the Constitutional Court, when such a right has not been exercised, or the date of the decision of the Constitutional Court if the appeal to the latter has been made within the time limit provided for in point 2 of article 115 of the Constitution. In any case, the President of the Republic is to issue the decree no later than 48 hours from the notification of the interruption of the mandate.