Article 12: FILLING ELECTIVE VACANCIES
- A member of the Executive Council shall vacate his/her office if
- He/She resigns;
- He/She is convicted of a felony or an indictable offence;
- He/She ceases to be Shia Ithna-Asheri; or
- He/She fails, without good and sufficient cause, to attend three consecutive meetings.
- If the office of the President becomes vacant the Vice-President shall fill it for the remainder of the term.
- Any other office becoming vacant shall be filled by a nomination by any Executive Council member and approved by a majority of the Executive Council.
- The Executive Council shall consider to have been dissolved if
- The President and Vice-President both resign effective concurrently;
- At least two-thirds of the Executive Council resigns; or
- An Extraordinary Conference is convened, as per Article 7 (5)(a)(ii), expressly for the purpose of dissolving the Executive Council and a majority of the delegates present, and representing at least one-third of the number of constituent members, at such a Conference vote on a resolution to that effect.
- If the Executive Council has dissolved as per Article 12 (4) the Honorary Secretary shall so notify the constituent members and convene an Extraordinary Conference for the purpose of electing a new Executive Council.
- If at a Conference or Extraordinary Conference an Executive Council cannot be formed, then the delegates present shall form a Caretaker Committee to manage NASIMCO until the next Conference (scheduled in the second quarter of every calendar year) or as directed by the Conference, whichever is earlier.
- If the Executive Council is dissolved mid-term, the succeeding Executive Council shall have a term that is a remainder of the previous Executive Council's tenure. In such a case this abbreviated term shall not be considered a full term.