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Article 39

The candidates nominated in each list shall be arranged in the sequence of votes gained. The deputy shall gain the number of votes that have been cast for the list where his/her name has been included minus the number of ballot papers where the first or last name of this candidate has been crossed out plus the number of all the ballot papers where the voters have made a "+" mark across from the candidates name. If any two or more candidates of the same list have gained an equal number of votes, the names of these candidates should be arranged in the sequence indicated by the person who has submitted the list. The candidates who have gained the largest number of votes, shall be the winning candidates whereas the remaining candidates names are arranged in the sequence determined by the number of their respective votes.