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56.—(1) A general election shall be held at such time within three months after every dissolution of the House of Assembly as the Governor shall appoint by proclamation published in the Gazette.
(2) Whenever an elected member of the House of Assembly vacates his or her seat, for any reason other than a dissolution of the House, an election shall be held to fill the vacancy, on such date as the Governor shall appoint by proclamation published in the Gazette, within three months of the occurrence of the vacancy unless the House is sooner dissolved or will be dissolved under section 55(3) within four months of the occurrence of the vacancy.
(3) Whenever an appointed member of the House of Assembly vacates his or her seat, for any reason other than a dissolution of the House, the Governor shall, as soon as practicable, appoint a person to fill the vacancy under section 45.
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