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Article 125
 

Procedure for Electing the President of the Republic


1. The President of the Republic shall be elected by the National Assembly. 


2. Regular elections of the President of the Republic shall be held not earlier than forty and not later than thirty days prior to the expiry of the powers of the President of the Republic. 


3. At least one fourth of the total number of Deputies shall have the right to nominate a candidate for the President of the Republic. 


4. The candidate having received at least three fourths of votes of the total number of Deputies shall be elected as President of the Republic. In case President of the Republic is not elected, a second round of elections shall be held wherein all candidates having taken part in the first round may participate. In the second round, the candidate having received at least three fifths of votes of the total number of Deputies shall be elected as President of the Republic. In case President of the Republic is not elected, a third round of elections shall be held wherein the two candidates having received a greater number of votes in the second round may participate. In the third round, the candidate having received the majority of votes of the total number of Deputies shall be elected as President of the Republic. 


5. In case President of the Republic is not elected, a new election for the President of the Republic shall be held within a period of ten days. 


6. The details related to the procedure for electing the President of the Republic shall be prescribed by the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly.