Politics of Tuvalu

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The politics of Tuvalu takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic monarchy, whereby the Monarch is the head of state, represented by the Governor-General, while the Prime Minister is the head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government. Tuvalu is a non-partisan democracy, and elections in Tuvalu take place without reference to formal political parties.


Executive branch

Elizabeth II as the Queen of Tuvalu, is the head of state, represented by the Governor-General, who is appointed by the Queen on advice of the Prime Minister of Tuvalu. The Prime Minister is elected by the members of the Parliament. The Cabinet is appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Prime Minister.

Legislative branch

The legislative branch is the unicameral Parliament of Tuvalu, also called the House of Assembly or Fale I Fono. It has fifteen seats; members are elected to serve four-year terms.

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