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Section 4.12. Parliament will elect from amongst its members a Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officers to convene its sessions and enforce its rules of procedure. These Officers will be drawn from separate political groups. These officers are elected as the first item of business after each general election, by a secret ballot and by a simple majority vote. The Presiding Officer and the Deputy Presiding Officers when in the chair must perform their duties in a strictly non-partisan manner.

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