117. If the President is absent, or at the President’s request, the Vice-President designated by the President shall act as President. Only the first Vice-President or the second Vice-President may be designated for that purpose.
If the President is unable to act or the office of President is vacant, the first Vice-President shall act as President during such inability or vacancy.
However, if the first Vice-President also is or also becomes unable to act or the office of first Vice-President also is or also becomes vacant, the second Vice-President shall replace the first Vice-President in the circumstances described in the second paragraph.
1982, c. 62, s. 117; 1998, c. 54, s. 2; 1999, c. 3, s. 6.