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Article 61 - Election and term of office of the Ombudsman, incompatibilities, office and the conduct of business

Article 61

Election and term of office of the Ombudsman, incompatibilities, office and the conduct of business
 

   (1) The Ombudsman is elected by the State Parliament with a majority of three-quarters of the votes cast. His term of office lasts six years. He may be re-elected only once.
   (2) In the event that the Ombudsman is unable to discharge the rights and obligations of his office for longer than one month, the State Parliament elects a deputy for the duration of the incapacity. If the Ombudsman is unable to resume office for more than six months, or the position becomes permanently vacant, a new election takes place without delay.
   (3) The Ombudsman must be eligible for election to the State Parliament. During his period in office, he may not be a member of the Federal Government or of the State Government or of any general representative body, nor may he be a mayor. In addition, he may not practise any other profession.
   (4) The State will make available to the Ombudsman the necessary resources required for his activities and the personnel and equipment necessary to support them.

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