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Article 22


(1) A spokesperson and a deputy spokesperson shall be designated in every constituency nomination. If such a designation is not made, the first person to have signed shall be considered the spokesperson and the second person to have signed the deputy spokesperson.

(2) Unless otherwise specified in this Law, only the spokespersons and their deputies, each for themselves, shall be authorized to make and receive binding statements concerning the constituency nomination.

(3) Spokespersons and deputy spokespersons may be removed from office and replaced by others through a written statement issued by the majority of the signatories of the constituency nomination and addressed to the District Returning Officer.