Government, Executive and Legislature
executive power, National Assembly, House of Representatives, legislature, constitution
Under the 1991 constitution, executive power in Burkina Faso is vested in a president. The president is directly elected to a seven-year term.
The country has a bicameral (two-chamber) legislature, composed of a National Assembly and a House of Representatives. The 111 members of the National Assembly are directly elected to 5-year terms, and the 178 members of the House of Representatives (a purely consultative body) are appointed by the president to 3-year terms.
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