8. The Cree Regional Authority and Municipalité de Baie-James appoint the president and vice-president of the Regional Council from among the members of the Regional Council in accordance with the following terms and conditions:
(a) for the first year of operation of the Regional Council, the president is appointed by Municipalité de Baie-James and the vice-president by the Cree Regional Authority;
(b) for the second year of operation of the Regional Council, the president is appointed by the Cree Regional Authority and the vice-president by Municipalité de Baie-James;
(c) in following years, the president and vice-president of the Regional Council are appointed successively in the order set out in paragraphs a and b.