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Government

The Government is made up of the Prime Minister and the Ministers :

The Government shall be composed of the Prime Minister and Ministers. (art. 59)

The Government shall be answerable to the King and the Parliament.

After the appointment of the Cabinet members by the King, the Prime Minister shall appear before each one of the two Houses, to submit the programme to be carried out. Such a programme shall clearly outline the policy to be adopted by the Government in various areas of national activity, namely in economic, social, cultural and foreign affairs.

This programme shall come under discussion in each one of the two Houses.At the House of Representatives, it shall be put to the vote in accordance with the provisions stipulated in paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article 75, and with the implications accounted for in the last paragraph of the same Article. (art. 60)

Under the Prime Minister's responsibility, the Government shall ensure the execution of the laws. All public facilities shall be placed at the Government's disposal. (art. 61)

The Prime Minister shall have the right to introduce bills. No draft bill shall be tabled, by his Department, in one of the two Houses before it is debated in a Cabinet meeting. (art. 62)

The Prime Minister shall exercise the administrative powers.

Decrees endorsed by the Prime Minister shall be countersigned by the Ministers responsible for the implementation thereof. (art. 63)

The Prime Minister may delegate some of his powers to the Ministers. (art. 64)

The Prime Minister shall be responsible for the co-ordination of ministerial activities. (art. 65)

The Cabinet shall be notified of the following, before any relevant decision is taken:

(a) matters related to general policies of the State;

(b) declaration of martial law

(c) declaration of war;

(d) requesting confidence from the House of representatives to allow the Government to carry out their responsabilities further;

(e) draft bills, before they are brought to one of the two Houses;

(f) statutory decrees,

(g) decrees mentioned in Articles 40,41,45and 55 of this Constitution :

(h) draft plan;

(i) projects for revising this Constitution