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The National Electoral Commission is an independent body that organizes, performs, coordinates and conducts elections.
The organizational and functional structure of the National Electoral Commission and the specific skills of their organs are fixed by this and approved by law.The CNE is an administrative entity not incorporated in the direct and indirect state that boasts organic and functional independence.
It is a budget entity itself, endowed with administrative, financial and patrimonial independence.The National Electoral Commission has collegially their powers and duties and cannot decide on terms contrary to the provisions relating to the electoral process, contained in the existing election law.
The tenure of the members of the National Electoral Commission and its organs is five years, renewable for an equal period of time.
The members of the National Electoral Commission shall take office before the National Assembly, starting its activity with the number of members existing at the time of taking office.
Members of the Provincial Electoral Commissions and the Municipal Electoral Commissions take office before the President of the National Electoral Commission and the Presidents of Provincial Electoral Commissions, respectively.
The organization of the CNE holds the central and local levels.
Central Organs of the CNE:
Local Bodies CNE:
|Consitution||The Constitution was approved on February 5, 2010.|
|Form of State||Republic|
|Head of State||The President of Republic is the Head of the State, the Chief of the Executive and also Commander in Chief of the army. It is elected the President of Republic and Chief of the Executive, the first candidate in the list by the national constituency of political party or coalition of political parties most voted at general elections carried out under act 143 of the Constitution. The mandate of the President lasts for (5) five years and it is renewable for two (2) mandates.|
|Executive||The President of Republic holds the executive power assisted by a vice president, state ministers and ministers. The state ministers and the ministers are assisted by secretaries of state and deputy ministers.|
|Legislature||The Parliament is a unicameral; its members are elected according to proportional representation system for (5) years term of office.
The national assembly has got 220 seats elected proportionally, 130 seats representing the national constituency and (5) five seats from provincial constituencies.
|Judiciary||The courts in the Republic of Angola are the following: Constitutional court, High court, the Audit Department of Exchequer, the supreme military court.
The courts are autonomous and they ensure the compliance of the Constitution, the laws and further regulations, the safeguard of decrees and legitimate interests of both citizens and institutions, and also decide on the legality of administrative dispositions.
|Amendments||The changes to the Constitution can be made by 2/3 of members of parliament at effective functions.|