Renouncement of Candidacy and Withdrawal of Nomination
(1) A candidate may renounce his candidacy in writing within three days before the polling day. Before this date also a political party can withdraw its nomination of a candidate.
(2) A notice of renouncement of candidacy or withdrawal of nomination shall be delivered to the Chairman of the Regional Election Commission in two duplicates who shall immediately arrange its publication. The expert and government unit of the Regional Election Commission shall be notified of the renouncement of candidacy or withdrawal of nomination. The renouncement or withdrawal cannot be recalled.
(3) Where a notice of renouncement of candidacy or withdrawal of nomination is made after registration of nomination papers or where a political party ceases to exist or its activity is held up11) after registration of nomination papers, the details of candidates shall remain on ballot papers but they shall not be taken into consideration during allocation of mandates.
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