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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (SELF-GOVERNMENT) ACT 1988 - SECT 40

Chief Minister for the Territory

             (1)  At the first meeting of the Assembly after a general election, the members present shall, after electing a Presiding Officer and before any other business, elect one of their number to be the Chief Minister for the Territory.

             (2)  If there is a vacancy in the office of Chief Minister (not because of a dissolution of the Assembly), then:

                     (a)  if the vacancy happens at a meeting, the members present shall elect one of their number to be the Chief Minister; or

                     (b)  if the vacancy happens at any other time, the Presiding Officer shall, by notice published in the Territory Gazette , convene a meeting as soon as practicable and, at the meeting, the members present shall elect one of their number to be the Chief Minister.

             (3)  If a resolution of no confidence in the Chief Minister is passed, the members present shall elect one of their number to be the Chief Minister.



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