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29.- Nomination and Election of Members of the Executive Board
29.1    Members of the Executive Board are elected by the General Assembly for a term of three (3) years, during its annual meeting from among all members of the NCACentitled to vote. No member of the Executive Board can serve more than 2 (two) terms. All members of the Executive Board, except the Treasurer, may serve 2 (two) consecutive terms.  

29.2    Arbitrator Members or Legal Entity Members can stand for election to become a  member of the Executive Board if they fulfill the following nomination criteria:
      a-    a candidate shall be nominated by 2 (two) other members of the NCAC
              entitled to vote;
      b-    the candidate shall consent to the nomination;
      c-    the nomination and the consent must be made in writing on a
             nomination form signed by the 3 (three) parties involved;
      d-    no member of the NCAC can participate in the nomination of more than
            1 (one) candidate; and
      e-   any member of the NCACwho nominate a candidate cannot stand
            as a candidate, while a member of the NCAC who stands as a
           candidate cannot nominate any candidate.

29.3    Within 60 (sixty) calendar days prior to the date fixed for the Annual General Assembly Meeting in which the election of members of the Executive Board will take place, the Executive Board shall determine and announce to all natural persons or legal entities who are entitled to vote:
        a-    the nomination date of candidates for the Executive Board withthe
               nomination forms attached;
        b-    the election date (being the date of the Annual General Assembly
               Meeting) which shall be no less than 21 (twenty-one) calendar days
               after the closing date of the nomination of the candidates; and
        c-    the time and the venue where the Annual General Assembly Meeting
               and the election shall be held.

29.4    The completed and signed nomination forms must be received by the General Secretariat no later than the nomination date. The outgoing Executive Board shall review the nomination forms and decide whether the forms comply with Article 29.2 above. The Executive Board shall allow 2 (two) working days to remedy any nomination forms that are not in compliance with Article 29.2 above. The outgoing Executive Board shall reject any nomination forms not so remedied with explanation sent to the proposers and the nominee.

29.5    If the number of candidates who fulfill the nomination criteria is lesser than or equal to the number of positions in the Executive Board, as may be determined or varied by the General Assembly in accordance with Article26 above, the nomination shall be adjourned for 15 (fifteen) calendar days to the adjourned nomination date, and the same nomination procedure and criteria set out above shall apply. If it appears on the adjourned nomination date, that the number of candidates for whom the nomination criteria have been fulfilled remains lesser than or equal to the number of positions in the Executive Board, all of these candidates shall be automatically elected. In such case the General Assembly may, at a suitable time, nominate and elect additional candidates until all positions of the Executive Board are filled, in accordance with Article30.3 below.

29.6    If the number of candidates who fulfill the nomination criteria is more than the number of positions up for electionin the Executive Board, the Executive Board shall send a list with the names of the candidates and, for the legal entities the names of their representatives, to all members of the NCACentitled to vote at least 7 (seven) calendar days prior to the election date.

29.7    The election of the Executive Board shall be held by secret ballot on the ballot papers issued by the General Secretariat at the Annual General Assembly Meeting.

29.8    At the Annual General Assembly Meeting, the following election rules shall apply:
       a-    each ballot paper shall list the respective name of each candidate in
              alphabetical order, as expressed in the Latin alphabet, along with the
              respective name in Khmer. For the  legal entities, the names of the
              legal entities and their respective representatives shall be written.
      b-    each member of the NCAC entitled to vote(including the candidates)
             may cast 1 (one)vote for each position in the Executive Board.
      c-   no member of the NCAC may cast more than 1(one)vote for any
             individual candidate.
      d-   vote by proxy is permitted, provided that a proxy can only be given to
            another member of the NCAC entitled to vote. Any member of the
            NCAC entitled to vote can hold only 1 (one) proxy. The proxy shall
            be made in writing and noted in the minutes of the meeting.
      e-   The election commission shall call the name of the natural persons
             or legal entities who are entitled to votein the alphabetical order of their
             respective name as expressed in the Latin alphabet to cast their
             respective votes.
      f-    to cast the votes, the member of the NCAC entitled to vote shall place
            a check mark () or a cross (x) in the squares that correspond to the
            candidates that he or she chooses.
      g-    the natural persons or legal entitieswho cast their votes shall deposit
              their ballot paper in a sealed ballot box.

29.9    The election commission shall count the number of votes cast for each candidate and record the number of votes behind the name of each candidate on a form determined by the General Secretariat. The following rules shall apply:
      a-    if a ballot paper shows more votes than the positions in the Executive
             Board up for election, all votes on that ballot paper shall be
             disregarded.
      b-    if a ballot paper shows fewer votes than the  positions in the Executive
             Board up for election, the ballot paper and all votes on that ballot paper
             shall be valid and be counted.
      c-    any vote that has been marked with any symbol other than as
             mentioned in Article 29.8 (f) above shall be disregarded.

29.10    The election commission shall list the names of the candidates in alphabetical order (according to their respective name inthe Latin alphabet). The candidates who receive the most votes andequal to the number of positions on the Executive Board shall be elected.
If the list of elected candidates cannot be made because 2 (two) or more candidates received the same number of votes, a second voting round shall be held among those candidates who received the same number of votesduring the same Annual General Assembly Meeting. If the candidates receive the same number of votes in the second round, the oldest candidate shall be elected (whereby, if the candidate is a Legal Entity Member, the age of the representative shall be the deciding factor).
The election commission shall immediately thereafter announce the election results in the Annual General Assembly Meeting and shall subsequently notify all members of the NCAC, as well as publicly display, of the results.
Subject to any election rules adopted by the Executive Board, the newly elected members of the Executive Board shall take office 15 (fifteen) calendar days after the confirmation of their election.

29.11    The Executive Board may appoint an election commission to oversee the nomination and election process described in this Article. The appointed election commission shall adopt election rules that prescribe the procedure for the nomination and election of members of the Executive Board in accordance with the Internal Rules.
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