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Article 137. Qualifications and Disqualifications for Election as President

(1) A person qualifies for nomination as a presidential candidate if the person–

  • (a) is a citizen by birth;
  • (b) is qualified to stand for election as a member of Parliament;
  • (c) is nominated by a political party, or is an independent candidate; and
  • (d) is nominated by not fewer than two thousand voters from each of a majority of the counties.

(2) A person is not qualified for nomination as a presidential candidate if the person–

  • (a) owes allegiance to a foreign state; or
  • (b) is a public officer, or is acting in any State or other public office.

(3) Clause (2) (b) shall not apply to–

  • (a) the President;
  • (b) the Deputy President; or
  • (c) a member of Parliament.