17. Immediately after the end of the poll, the secretary shall count the ballot papers and add up the votes given to each candidate. He shall then declare elected the candidate who has obtained the greatest number of votes.
In case of a tie-vote between several candidates, a new poll shall be held to decide the winner.
Upon receiving a report from the secretary stating that there is still a tie on the third ballot, the Minister shall appoint the representative of the sector from among the eligible persons.