Guinea-Bissau

Constitution of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau

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Year of Version1996
Dates
Entry into force: May 16, 1984
Type of Text Constitution/Basic Law
Subject Matter Other
NotesThe current Constitution of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau was promulgated on May 16, 1984 and has been amended in 1991, 1993 and 1996. According to the Constitution, the executive branch of the government is composed of the President who is the Head of state (Art. 62) and the Prime Minister who acts as the Head of Government (Art.96 § 2). The President is elected by popular vote for a five-year term and the Prime Minister is appointed by the President. At the legislative level, there is a unicam ... [+]
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English
Constitution of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau
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Portuguese
Constituição da República da Guiné-Bissau
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