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21 .         Acting Chief Judge

        (1)         If —

            (a)         the Chief Judge is, or is expected to be, absent from duty or unable for any reason to perform the functions of the office of Chief Judge; or

            (b)         there is a vacancy in the office of Chief Judge,

                then the Governor may appoint a judge to act in the office of Chief Judge for the period specified in the instrument of appointment.

        (2)         A judge who is appointed under subsection (1) to act in the office of Chief Judge is entitled, for so long as the appointment is effective —

            (a)         to be paid salary and to receive allowances or reimbursements at the same rate as if the judge had been substantively appointed to the office of Chief Judge under section 11(2); and

            (b)         to the style and title of the Chief Judge.

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