15. 6. 2009

What is the Government?

 

The government is the supreme body of executive power, and it decides on the basis of laws and their limits on key issues of importance to the entire state, unless decisions on them fall to ministers, other central bodies of state administration or bodies directed by them.

As a rule, the government accepts decisions on the basis of materials presented to it by a member of the government, or, exceptionally, on the basis of oral information from a member of the government if it is an issue that cannot be delayed. The government's decisions take the form of a government resolution. Government resolutions are binding for all members of the government, ministries, other central bodies of state administration, other administrative authorities and other subjects, where so provided by special law.

At the head of the government stands the prime minister, who organises the activities of the government, leads its meetings, represents it in its name, and carries out other activities entrusted to it by the Constitution or other laws. The prime minister also calls meetings of the government by sending out to all members of the government a programme of the meeting with a specified date and time for it to be held. In his absence, he is represented by the deputy prime minister or a responsible minister.

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