In the event that a candidate should die before the elections take place, but after the time limit for declaring candidacy has expired or within 72 hours prior to the expiry of the time limit for declaring candidacy, another person may be substituted for the deceased on the list within one week if at least one-half of those persons supporting a list of candidates so demand, provided that other general requirements for candidacy are satisfied.
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