396.1. The Independent Candidates, in accordance with the provisions of the regulations of the sessions of the general, local and district councils approved by the General Council, can appoint representatives before the bodies of the Institute, in the following terms:
a) The Independent Candidates for President of the United Mexican States, before the General Council and all of the local and district councils;
b) The Independent Candidates for senators, before the local and district councils of the entity for which they run, appointing only one representative for both formulas, and
c) The Independent Candidates for federal representatives before the district council of the demarcation for which they run.
396.2. The accreditation of representatives before the central, local and district bodies is made in the thirty days following the approval of their registration as Independent Candidate applicants.
396.3. If the appointment is not done in the timeframe set out in the previous paragraph, they will lose this right.