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Government, Executive and Legislature

Council of Ministers, legislature, constitution, prime minister, head of state

According to the 1995 constitution, the head of state is the president, who is elected by the Council of People’s Representatives. A president may not serve more than two six-year terms. The legislature also nominates a prime minister from among its members. The prime minister is the chief executive and heads a Council of Ministers, made up of representatives from a coalition of parties constituting a majority in the legislature. The Council of People’s Representatives consists of a maximum of 550 directly elected members; at least 20 of these representatives must be members of minority ethnic groups.



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Council of Ministers, legislature, constitution, prime minister, head of state, president, chief executive, majority, maximum

 
 

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