9. The Council shall appoint the chairman and the vice-chairman of the Council from among its members.
The chairman is appointed by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast. If at the first meeting of the Council at which the voting is held no candidate obtains such a majority, the appointment is made by the same majority at the next meeting.
If no candidate obtains the majority required in the second paragraph at the second meeting, the chairman may be appointed by the Government from among the members of the Council.
The third paragraph does not prevent the Council from making the appointment by the majority required in the second paragraph at a meeting held after that mentioned in the second paragraph, if the Government has not done so in its place.
1979, c. 95, s. 31; 1983, c. 29, s. 2.