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Government, Judiciary

election process, voter registration, appointees, courts of appeal, municipal courts

An autonomous judicial branch is headed by the nine-member Supreme Court of Justice. The president nominates and the legislature ratifies appointees to the court, who serve for ten-year terms. The Supreme Court oversees five superior courts, three courts of appeal, and all other tribunals, including municipal courts. An independent Electoral Tribunal supervises voter registration, the election process, and the activities of political parties.



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election process, voter registration, appointees, courts of appeal, municipal courts, superior courts, tribunals, legislature, president

 
 

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