Government Of Angola
The President of the Republic is the Head of State, the holder of the Executive Power and the Commander-in-chief of the Angolan Armed Forces.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
The President of the Republic exercises the executive power, assisted by a Vice-President, Ministers of State and Ministers.
The President of the Republic promotes and ensures the national unity, the independency and the territorial integrity of the Country and represents the nation at the domestic and international levels.
The President of the Republic respects and defends the Constitution and ensures compliance with the laws and international agreements and treaties, promotes and secures the regular operation of the Organs of the State.
The National Assembly is the Parliament of the Republic of Angola.
THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
The National Assembly is a unicameral body representing all the Angolans and expresses the sovereign will of the Angolan people and exercises the State´s legislative power .
The National Assembly is composed by Members elected on the terms of the Constitution and the Law.
The Members of the Parliament are elected by universal, equal, direct, secret and periodic suffrage by the national citizens over eighteen years old and residents on national territory, being equally considered all the Angolan Citizens living abroad due to its duties, studies, and illnesses or similar.
The Members are elected through the system of proportional representation, for a five years term, according to the terms of the law.
The Members are elected by electoral districts, exists a National Electoral District and Electoral Districts representing each one of the provinces.
For the election of the Members for the Electoral Districts the following criteria is established:
a) A number of one hundred and thirty Members are elected at National level, being the Country for that purpose considered a single national electoral district;
b) A number of five Members are elected in each province, composing for that effect, a provincial electoral district.
The courts are the sovereign organ with powers to administer justice on behalf of the people. In exercising their jurisdictional duties, the courts are independent and impartial and subject only to the Constitution and law.
The Higher Courts of the Republic of Angola are the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the Audit Department of Exchequer and the Supreme Military Court.
The organization and functioning of the Courts include the following:
a) A common jurisdiction leaded by the Supreme Court and integrated as well by the High Court of Justice and other Courts;
b) A military jurisdiction leaded by the Supreme Military Court and integrated as well by Regional Military Courts.
The courts guarantee and ensure compliance with the Constitution, Laws and all the legal provisions in force, protection of the rights and legitimate interest of citizens and institutions, and decide on the legality of administrative acts.
The court verdicts are compulsory for all the citizens and legal persons and shall prevail over those from any other authorities.
The judges are independent on the exercise of their duties and owe obedience only to the Constitution and law.