25.2. The term of office of the president judge is seven years and the term of office of the judge responsible for the court is three years. The term may not be renewed.
The term of the judge responsible for a court shall terminate upon the appointment of a president judge to that court.
The president judge and the judge responsible for the court shall remain in office notwithstanding the end of their term until they are replaced.
Where the president judge is absent or unable to act, he or she may be replaced by the associate president judge or, where there is no associate president judge, by another municipal judge appointed by the Government from among the judges assigned to the same court, to exercise the functions of the president judge until the president judge resumes the exercise of his or her functions or is replaced.