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Article 12: The Secretary-General
12.1 The Secretary General is the Chief Executive Officer of the Movement and is appointed by the Leader of the Movement upon approval by the National Executive Committee.

12.2 The Secretary General shall exercise authority delegated to him/her by the National Executive Committee and oversee the day to day activities of the Secretariat of the Movement.
12.3 The Secretary General shall attend meetings of the National Executive Committee and the Bureau and shall record and keep the minutes thereof. The Secretary General shall not be entitled to vote in respect of any decision of the National Executive committee.
12.4 The Secretary General shall be employed on a full-time basis on terms approved by the National Executive Committee.
12.5 The Secretary General shall have authority to sanction expenditure within the budget duly approved by the National Executive Committee and subject to applicable procedures and directives.
12.6 Subject to the approval of the National Executive Committee, the Leader may remove the Secretary-General.
Article 13: The Bureau
13.1 The Bureau shall be composed of the Leader of the Movement, the Deputy Leader, the Leader of Government Business - when the Movement is in the executive - the Chief Whip and three (3) other members of the National Executive Committee appointed by the Leader and shall, as far as practicable, have a gender-balanced participation.
13.2 The Bureau shall address matters requiring attention between meetings of the National Executive Committee.
13.3 Any decision taken by the Bureau shall be tabled before the National Executive Committee for it endorsement thereof, at its next meeting held immediately after such decision has been taken by the Bureau.
13.4 Members of the National Executive Committee shall notify the Leader of matters they consider require the attention of the Bureau.
13.5 The Leader of the Movement shall be responsible for convening meetings of the Bureau. In the event that a meeting cannot be convened within an appropriate period of time, decisions may be reached by other means of communication and shall have immediate effect. The Leader of the Movement shall notify the National Executive Committee of any decisions taken by the Bureau at the next sitting of the Committee held immediately after such decisions have been taken.
13.6 The Secretary-General of the Movement shall be an Ex-Officio member of the Bureau.

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