This document and/or information was originally written in Spanish, the official language of Uruguay, the country where LACNIC is legally incorporated and whose laws and regulations govern the organization. Likewise, unofficial information and/or documents are also written in Spanish, as this is the language in which most of LACNIC's advisors and officers work and communicate. We do our best to ensure that our translations are reliable and serve as a guide for our non-Spanish-speaking members. However, discrepancies may exist between the translations and the original document and/or information written in Spanish. In such cases, the original text written in Spanish will always prevail.




The President of the Board or whoever replaces the President of the Board under these Bylaws shall have the following powers and responsibilities:

  1. To represent LACNIC together with its Vice President, Secretary and/or Treasurer;

  2. To convene Member Assemblies as well as to summon and chair Board meetings;

  3. During Board meetings, he/she shall have voting rights equivalent to those of the other Board members; in the event of a tie, he/she shall vote once again to break the tie;

  4. To sign correspondence as well as the minutes of Board meetings and Member assemblies jointly with the Secretary;

  5. To authorize expenditure accounts jointly with the Treasurer, signing receipts and other Treasury documents in accordance with the decisions of the Board, a function the President may delegate to the LACNIC staff. The President shall not allow social funds to be invested in anything other than what is specified in these Bylaws;

  6. To lead discussions as well as to suspend and terminate Board meetings and Assemblies when the order is disrupted and disrespect is shown;

  7. To oversee the evolution and administration of LACNIC, complying with and enforcing the Bylaws, regulations and the resolutions of the Assemblies and the Board of Directors;

To penalize employees who do not fulfill their obligations and to adopt resolutions in unforeseen circumstances. In both cases, such decisions shall be adopted ad referendum of the next Board meeting. The President may delegate this function to the LACNIC staff

* Article modified by the Member Assembly held on 03 May 2016.