(1) The term of office of the Chief Executive shall-
(a) subject to subsection (1A), be 5 years; and (Amended 4 of 2005 s. 2)
(b) commence on the date on which he assumes office being the date specified for this purpose by the Central People's Government in the instrument of appointment.
(a) a vacancy in the office of the Chief Executive arises under section 4(b) or (c) during the term of office of a Chief Executive; and
(b) a person is appointed by the Central People's Government as the Chief Executive to fill the vacancy before the expiry of the term of office referred to in paragraph (a),
the term of office of the Chief Executive referred to in paragraph (b) shall expire upon the expiry of the term of office referred to in paragraph (a). (Added 4 of 2005 s. 2)
(2) No person shall hold the office of the Chief Executive for more than 2 consecutive terms.
(2A) Where the appointment of the Chief Executive falls within subsection (1A)(b), his term of office shall, for the purposes of subsection (2), be regarded as one term. (Added 10 of 2006 s. 3)
(3) The date on which the term of office of the Chief Executive commences shall be published by notice in the Gazette.