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Political System

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Nicaragua is a democratic republic, with the following political structure and operations:

Executive Branch: Comprised of the President of the Republic, elected for five year terms, as well as the president’s cabinet. The President is responsible for the management of the government and the defense and national security forces.

Legislative Branch: Implemented by the parliament or National Assembly, and comprised of 92 representatives elected by popular vote. Their legislative term is also five years.

Electoral Branch: Comprised of ten Magistrates appointed by the National Assembly from short lists proposed by the President of the Republic. They also have five year terms.

Judicial Branch: The highest organ of this branch is the Supreme Court, comprised of sixteen magistrates, nominated by the National Assembly.
 


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