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Withdrawal of petition and substitution of another petitioner

             (1)  An applicant may apply to the Court for leave to withdraw a petition.

             (2)  The applicant must, at least 14 days before the application is filed, advertise, in a newspaper circulating in the State, Territory or Electoral Division for which the election was held, the applicant's intention to apply for leave to withdraw a petition.

             (3)  At the hearing of the application, a person who is competent to file a petition on the same grounds as the applicant's may apply to the Court to be substituted for the applicant in the petition proceeding.

             (4)  If a person is so substituted, the proceeding must be continued as if the person was the original applicant.

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