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Government, Central Government

majority party, National Assembly, parliament, citizens, constitution

Under the 1982 constitution, legislative power rests in the National Assembly, a 550-member unicameral body directly elected to five-year terms. The head of government is the prime minister, who represents the majority party or coalition in parliament. The president, as chief of state, is chosen by parliament for a seven-year term. All citizens over age 18 are entitled to vote.



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