Chapter VI - The Government


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Article 57. The government has the following rights and duties
1. To implement the Constitution, laws and resolutions of the National Assembly as well as state decrees and acts of the President of state;
2. To submit draft laws to the National Assembly ; draft decrees and acts to the President of state;
3. To map out the strategic plans on the socio-economic development and annual state budgets and submit them to the National Assembly for consideration and approval;
4. To issue decrees and decisions on the management of socio-economic, scientific and technical fields national defence and security ; and foreign affairs;
5. To organise, guide and supervise the functioning of the managerial organisations of all branches and of local administrative organisations;
6. To organise and supervise the activities of the national defence and security forces;
7. To sign treaties and agreements with foreign countries and guide their implementation;
8. To suspend or revoke decisions, instructions of the ministries, the ministry-equivalent organisations, organisations attached to the government, and local administrative organisations if they run counter to laws;
9. To exercise other rights and execute other duties as stipulated by law.

Article 58. The government consists of the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Ministers, ministers and chairmen of the ministry- equivalent committees. The term of office of the government is five years.

Article 59. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of state with the approval of the National Assembly. The term of office of the government is five years.

Article 60. The Prime Minister is the Head of the government; guides and supervises the work of the government; represents the government in guiding the work of ministries, the Ninistry-equivalent organisations and other organisations attached to the government ; and guides the work of the governors of provinces and the mayors of municipalities.

The Prime Minister appoints deputy ministers and deputy Chairman of the ministry-equivalent committees, deputy governors, deputy mayors and district chiefs.

The Deputy Prime Ministers are the assistants of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister may assign a particular Deputy Prime Minister to carry out work on his behalf in case he is engaged.

Article 61. The National Assembly may pass a vote of no confidence in the government or any member of the government if the National Assembly Standing Committee or one-fourth of the total number of the National Assembly members raise the question.

Within twenty-four hours after the vote of no confidence in the government by the National Assembly, the President of state has the right to bring the no confidence question to the National Assembly for reconsideration. The second consideration must be held within the forty-eight hours interval from the first consideration. If the new vote of no confidence in the government is passed the government must resign.


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