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A. A vacancy in the office of judge shall occur if the incumbent:
3. Ceases to possess the qualifications for the office; or
4. Is removed, and the removal proceeding has been affirmed finally in judicial proceedings or is no longer subject to judicial review.
B. Upon the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of judge, the mayor shall appoint a successor to complete the unexpired term, upon the same procedure as an original appointment is made. (1998 Code)