Section II. Chief Executive of an Ordinary Local Public Body
Subsection I Status
(Governor and Mayor)
There shall be a governor in each To, Do, Fu or Ken.
There shall be a mayor in each city, town or village.
(Term of Office)
The term of office of the chief executive of an ordinary local public body shall be four years.
Such term of office shall be reckoned in accordance with Articles 259 and 259-2 of the Public Election Law.
The chief executive shall not be a member of the House of Representatives or a member of the House of Councillors simultaneously.
The chief executive shall not be a member of the assembly of any local public body or accept any full-time employment of such local public body.
(Prohibition of Contract)
The chief executive of an ordinary local public body may not enter into a contractual relationship with said ordinary local public body, or become a manager of any person who has entered into such contractual relationship, or become an unlimited liability partner, director or auditor or similar officer or manager or liquidator of any corporation chiefly dependent upon such contractual relationship (except any such corporation specified in a cabinet order, in which said ordinary local public body has invested).
(Forfeiture of Office)
The chief executive shall forfeit his/her office when he/she has become ineligible or come under the preceding paragraph. Such disqualification shall be decided on by the election administration commission, unless he/she is automatically ineligible under Article 11 or 252 of the Public Election Law, or Article 28 of the Law to Regulate Money used for Political Activities.