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Head of the State more of LA defense modification of LITERAL f) paragraph c) article 16 of the law No. 18650 the Senate and the Chamber of representatives of the Republic East of the Uruguay, gathered in the General Assembly, DECREED: sole article.-modify the literal f) paragraph C) of article 16 of law No. 18650, on February 19, 2010 , which will be drafted in the following way: "f) Chief of the General staff of the defence shall be appointed among the General officers or admirals in activity and will have the same hierarchy and range than the commanders in Chief of the armed forces, not establishing any kind of mandatory rotation between the forces, its designation as it must respond to confidence that the deposite executive power.
For designation the same procedures that corresponding give the rank of General of the army, Admiral, or General of the air, for the designation of the commanders in Chief, will remain as her strength to which belong, when the General officer or Admiral holds not that range from the date of their appointment.
The head of the of the defence staff should be moved to retreat within the same time limits indicated for the commanders in Chief of the armed forces, with the exception of the EESC as Commander in Chief on the occasion of his appointment as head of the State defence.
In case of being removed from office will be compulsory retirement situation, not being able an officer appointed to that position back to its force of origin quality of Commander in Chief.
The head of the of the defence staff will depend directly of the Minister of national defence, to revisit out pictures of his force of origin from the designation, in which case a new General Officer will be to fill the vacant seat on the force that provides it". Room of sessions of the House of representatives, in Montevideo, April 17, 2012. JORGE ORRICO, President.
José Pedro Montero, Secretary. Ministry of defence national Montevideo, April 26, 2012. Implemented, acknowledge, communicate, publish, and inserted into the national registry of laws and decrees, the law amending the literal f) (c)) of article 16 of law No. 18650, on February 19, 2010, concerning the designation and the pass to withdrawal of the head of the of the defence staff. JOSÉ MUJICA.
ELEUTERIO FERNÁNDEZ HUIDOBRO.
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