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Government, Executive

consecutive terms, constitution states, presidential election, referendum, legislature

The head of state is the president, who is directly elected to a five-year term. The constitution states that the president may serve no more than two consecutive terms. In a March 1995 referendum, however, voters approved the cancellation of the presidential election due in 1997 and extended the presidentís term of office to 2000. The president exercises broad executive authority. Among other duties, the president appoints the prime minister and a cabinet of ministers; these appointments must be approved by the legislature.



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