(1) The results of the voting for mayors shall be determined using a methodology described in Annex 4 hereto.
(2) The municipal election commission shall declare the results of the voting for mayors disaggregated by party, coalition and independent candidate and shall issue certificates to the elected mayors.
(3) (Supplemented, SG No. 39/2016, effective 26.05.2016, amended, SG No. 85/2016, effective 28.10.2016) The candidate who has gained more than one-half of the valid votes shall be elected mayor.
(4) Should none of the candidates for mayor be elected in the first round, a second round of the elections shall be conducted on a non-working day not later than seven days after the date of conduct of the first round.
(5) If more than two candidates have been registered in the constituency and none is elected, the second round of the election shall be limited to the first two candidates who have gained the most valid votes. If three or more candidates have gained the most but an equal number of votes, they shall all be admitted to contest the second round. If one candidate has gained the most votes and two or more candidates have gained the next largest equal number of votes, they shall all be admitted to contest the second round.
(6) In the second round of the elections, a candidate who has gained the most valid votes shall be considered elected. If the number of votes gained is equal, there shall be no elected mayor and the President of the Republic, acting on a proposal by the Central Election Commission, shall schedule a new election of mayor.
(7) Where two candidates have been admitted to contest a second round and one of the said candidates dies between the two rounds, a new election shall be conducted.
(8) Where two candidates have been admitted to contest a second round and one of the said candidates withdraws within 24 hours after the declaration of the results of the first round, the second round shall be contested by the candidate who has gained the next largest number of valid votes.