ITEM XV-8.  SUCCEEDING OFFICER.
   The incumbent, if not recalled in such election, shall continue in office for the remainder of his unexpired term subject to the recall as before except as provided in this Charter.  If recalled in the recall election he shall, regardless of any technical defects in the recall petition, be deemed removed from office upon the announcement of the official canvass of that election, and the office shall be filled by Council for the unexpired term, except as otherwise provided in this Charter.  The successor of any person so removed shall hold office during the unexpired term of his predecessor.