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Elections - Subsidiary Bodies

General Committee, Commissions and Committees At the beginning of each session, on the proposal of the Nominations Committee, the General Conference elects a President and 36 Vice-Presidents, and constitutes the committees and commissions that are necessary for the conduct of its work. The choice of Vice-Presidents is meant to ensure the representative character of the General Committee. Each Committee elects its Chairperson, with the exception of the General Committee, which is chaired by the President of the General Conference. The committees of the General Conference are:
    the Credentials Committee, which consists of nine members elected by the General Conference on the proposal of the Temporary President; the Nominations Committee, which consists of the heads of all delegations entitled to vote in the General Conference; the Legal Committee, which consists of 21 members elected by the General Conference at its preceding session; the Headquarters Committee, which consists of 24 members elected by the General Conference at its preceding session. The geographical distribution of the seats shall reflect that of the Executive Board. the General Committee, which consists of the President, the Vice-Presidents and the Chairpersons of the committees and commissions of the General Conference.
Each Commission or Committee also elects its own Chairperson, four Vice-Chairpersons and a Rapporteur. The following posts are to be filled: 
Commissions Chairperson
4 Vice-Chairpersons
Rapporteur
Credentials Committee Chairperson
(if needed, 1 or 2 Vice-Chairpersons)
Rapporteur
Nominations Committee Chairperson
4 Vice-Chairpersons
Rapporteur
Legal Committee (1) Chairperson
(if needed, 1 or 2 Vice-Chairpersons)
Rapporteur
Headquarters Committee (1) Chairperson
2 Vice-Chairpersons
Rapporteur
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