Senate approves direct election of prime minister

The Constitutional Affairs Commission of the Senate has approved the government’s amendment which modifies article 92 of the Constitution and introduces the direct election of the President of the Council of Ministers. This significant change in the election process aims to increase transparency and accountability in the political system.

The Government, as per the approved text, is made up of the Prime Minister and the ministers, who together constitute the Council of Ministers. The Prime Minister is elected by universal and direct suffrage for five years, for no more than two consecutive legislatures, raised to three if in the previous ones he held the office for a period of less than seven years and six months. This ensures that the Prime Minister is elected by the people directly and is held accountable to them.

The elections of the Chambers and of the Prime Minister take place at the same time. The law regulates

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