The Federal Chancellor
The Federal Chancellor presides over the Federal Government.
The Federal President appoints the Federal Chancellor and, on the latter's recommendation, the other members of the Federal Government.
The Deputy Chancellor is empowered to deputise for the Federal Chancellor in all his functions. In the event that both the Federal Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor are unable to perform their duties, the Federal President names a member of the Federal Government to deputise for the Federal Chancellor.
The Federal Chancellor countersigns the federal legislation certified by the Federal President.
If the Federal President is incapacitated, all of his functions are transferred to the Federal Chancellor for a period of twenty days.