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Revolutionizing Political Selection: Senate Approves Amendment for Direct Election of Prime Minister

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
Senate approves direct election of prime minister

The Senate’s Constitutional Affairs Commission has approved the government’s amendment, which modifies article 92 of the Constitution and introduces direct election of the President of the Council of Ministers. This change is significant as it ensures a more direct and democratic system for selecting the head of government.

Under the new law, the Prime Minister is elected by universal and direct suffrage for five years, for no more than two consecutive legislatures, raised to three if in the previous ones he held the office for a period of less than seven years and six months. The elections for the Chambers and the Prime Minister take place at the same time. The law regulates this process, assigning a prize on a national basis that guarantees a majority of seats in each Chamber to lists and candidates linked to the Prime Minister, in compliance with representativeness principles.

After being elected in his own Chamber, the President of the Republic confers on him/her to form Government. The President also appoints and revokes ministers based on proposals from elected Prime Minister. This amendment aims to increase transparency and accountability in political systems while streamlining government formation processes.

By Samantha Nguyen

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