1. The election of the President and the VicePresident of the Republic shall be direct, by universal suffrage and secret ballot, and shall, except in the case of a byelection, take place on the same day but separately:
Provided that in either case if there is only one candidate for election that candidate shall be declared as elected.
2. The candidate who receives more than fifty per centum of the votes validly cast shall be elected. If none of the candidates attains the required majority the election shall be repeated on the corresponding day of the week next following between the two candidates who received the greater number of the votes validly cast and the candidate who receives at such repeated election the greatest number of the votes validly cast shall be deemed to be elected.
3. If the election cannot take place on the date fixed under this Constitution owing to extraordinary and unforeseen circumstances such as earthquake, floods, general epidemic and the like, then such election shall take place on the corresponding day of the week next following.
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