onsdag 13 april 2011

Politicians arriving by boat - # 20

Maldives is a presidential republic, with the President as head of government and head of state. In this picture you can see politicians arriving in Malé the capital of the country. The President heads the executive branch and appoints the cabinet which is approved by the People's Majlis (Parliament). Following the introduction of a new constitution in 2008, direct elections for the President take place every five years, with a limit of two terms in office for any individual. The current President is Mohamed Nasheed.