Chapter 3 - Standing Order No 12 - Election of President
Standing Order No. 12 - Election of President
- Whenever the office of the President becomes vacant the Clerk will act as Chair of the House for the election of the President, and will have the powers of the President under the standing orders while acting.
- A member, addressing the Clerk, will propose to the House as President a member then present, and move that the member take the Chair of the House as President. The speech of the member proposing the motion and of any other member may not exceed 15 minutes.
- If only one member is proposed as President, the member proposed is declared elected without any question being put. The newly elected President will then express a sense of the honour proposed to be conferred on them, and will be conducted to the Chair.
- If 2 or more members are proposed as President, a motion will be made regarding each such member, that the member take the Chair of the House as President, and each member so proposed will express a sense of the honour proposed to be conferred on them, and may address the House.
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