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Article Comparison - International Cocoa Agreement

Article 8
Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council

1. The Council shall elect a Chairman and a first and second Vice-Chairman for each cocoa year, who shall not be paid by the Organization.

2. Both the Chairman and the first Vice-Chairman shall be elected from among the representatives of the exporting Members or from among the representatives of the importing Members and the second Vice-Chairman from among the representatives of the other category. These offices shall alternate each cocoa year between the two categories.

3. In the temporary absence of both the Chairman and the two Vice-Chairmen or the permanent absence of one or more of them, the Council may elect new officers from among the representatives of the exporting Members or from among the representatives of the importing Members, as appropriate, on a temporary or permanent basis as may be required.

4. Neither the Chairman nor any other officer presiding at meetings of the Council shall vote. His or her alternate may exercise the voting rights of the Member which he or she represents.