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                The President of the Republic appoints the Prime Minister and, upon proposal of the latter, the other members of the Government.
He fixes their powers and terminates their functions.
The Prime Minister is the Head of Government and directs its action. The Prime Minister exer- cises regulatory power and appoints civil ser- vants, subject to the prerogatives of the President of the Republic in these areas. He leads all administrative services necessary for the accom- plishment of missions assigned him. He may delegate some of his powers to members of Government and senior officials for the adminis- tration of the State. The duties of member of the Government and the like are incompatible with the exercise of any Parliamentary duties, the chairing of any executive organ or meeting of a local or regional authority, any position of occu- pational representation at National level and any employment or occupation.
The Government is responsible for the implemen- tation of the policy of the Nation as defined by the President of the Republic. He is responsible to the National Assembly under the conditions and according to the procedures provided for in Article 34 of the Constitution.
Legislative power is exercised by Parliament, which comprises two chambers:
n The National Assembly n The Senate.
The Parliament legislates and oversees Government action.
The National Assembly consists of one hundred and eighty, (180) members of parliament elected through direct and secret universal polls for a term of five years. The number of elected mem- bers of the National Assembly may be changed by law. Each member represents the entire Nation. Any imperative mandate is null.
The National Assembly adopts laws by a simple majority of MPs. It adopts or rejects the texts submit- ted for its review by the Senate, in accordance with Article 30 of the Constitution. Before promulgation, laws are subject to a request for second reading by the President of the Republic. In this case, these laws are adopted by the absolute majority of MPs.
The Senate represents the decentralized territo- rial communities. Each region is represented in the Senate by ten senators, seven of whom are elected through indirect universal polls on a regional basis and three appointed by the President of the Republic.
Candidates for the office of Senator and perso- nalities appointed to the position by the President of the Republic must have forty years of age on the date of election or appointment. The term of office for senators is five years.
  The National Assembly in Yaoundé

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