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Government, Legislature

opposition political parties, Legislative power, members of parliament, public servants, general public

Legislative power is vested in a one-house parliament, which in 1997 included 83 popularly elected members. In addition to elected members, the parliament may also contain up to 6 members nominated by the president and up to 6 members appointed from opposition political parties. The purpose of the nominated and appointed members is to ensure parliament represents a wide range of views. Nominated members are chosen from distinguished professionals or public servants in the general public. All members of parliament serve five-year terms.



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