(1) If the proceedings for or in connection with the nomination of persons to be candidates or the ruling on nominations at a presidential election are obstructed by violence, the presidential returning officer may adjourn the proceedings to a later hour on the same day or to the next following day (disregarding any excluded day) and, if he so considers it necessary, may further adjourn the proceedings until such obstruction shall have ceased. Where the adjournment relates to the nomination of persons to be candidates, the presidential returning officer may postpone the latest time for receiving nominations for a period equal to the period of such adjournment.
(2) Whenever the latest time for receiving nominations is postponed under this section, the presidential returning officer shall so inform the Minister who may, by order, appoint a day to be the polling day at the election in lieu of the day appointed in the presidential election order. In case the Minister appoints a day under this section, the poll (if any) at the election shall be taken on the day so appointed and the presidential election order under section 6 shall be construed and have effect as if the day appointed under this section were the day specified in the said presidential election order for taking the poll.
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