The President of the Federation represents the federation in relations with third parties in the country and abroad.
The President of the Federation is accountable for the legality of operations of the Federation.
The President of the Federation, together with the deputy president of the Federation, takes care of implementation of decisions by all management bodies of the federation, coordinates the work of bodies and institutions of the Federation, and performs other tasks pursuant tot eh Articles of Association or tasks which, in urgent circumstances, are entrusted to him by the Executive Board or the Assembly of the Federation.
The President of the Federation, in cases when he is prevented, or at his orders, can be replaced by the Deputy President, and in cases when he is prevented, by a member of the Executive Board that he shall nominate.
For his work, the President of the Federation is accountable to the Assembly of the Federation, to whom he reports on his work.
The President of the Federation and the Deputy President shall be elected for a term in office of four years.
During one term in office, the President of the Federation and the Deputy President shall come from different founding members.
The President of the Federation can not at the same time be elected to other management bodies of founding members or of the Federation.
The provisions regarding the conflict of interest from Article 10 of these Articles of Association refer also to the President of the Federation.
The President of the Federation executes the decisions made by the Assembly and represents the Federation on all issues that do not fall within the competencies of other management bodies of the Federation, he participates in the work of all provisional and permanent working bodies.
The President of the Federation represents the Federation in the Council for National Minorities.
The President of the Federation is elected by the election assembly by secret vote.
At the election assembly, the delegates decide based on a ballot including at least two candidates.
At the time of filing the candidacy, the candidate shall enclose his work program or the term in office for which the elections are held. Candidates not enclosing their program of work shall not be accepted.
The work programs by candidates shall be submitted to founding members at the latest 15 days prior to the elections date.
The Assembly shall determine the elections list at the elections assembly meeting.
The elections are conducted by a three member committee from among he delegates present at the Assembly.
The candidate who receives the majority of the total number of votes of those attending the Assembly meeting shall be elected.
If two candidates win the same number of votes, the voting is repeated and, if the voting result is the same again the elections Assembly is postponed, and the voting is repeated not later than within the next 15 days.
If the election list has only one candidate, he shall be considered to be elected if he receives at least 50 percent plus one vote of the total number of delegates with a voting right.
The Deputy President of the Federation and three representatives of founding communities Belgrade, Novi Sad and Subotica are elected under a procedure which is the same as for the President, except the obligation to submit a work program.
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