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The National Assembly of People's Power
The National Assembly of People's Power is the supreme body of state power and represents and expresses the sovereign will of all the people.

The National Assembly of People's Power is the only body in the Republic invested with constituent and legislative authority.

The National Assembly of People's Power is comprised of deputies elected by free, direct and secret vote, in the proportion and according to the procedure established by law.

The National Assembly of People's Power is elected for a period of five years.

The period can only extended by virtue of a resolution of the Assembly itself in the event of war or in the case of other exceptional circumstances that may impede the normal holding of elections and while such circumstances exist.

The National Assembly of People's Power, on meeting for a new legislature, elects from among its deputies its president, vice president and secretary. The law regulates the manner and procedure in which the Assembly is constituted and carries out this election.

The National Assembly of People's Power elects, from among its deputies, the Council of State, which consists of one president, one first vice president, five vice presidents, one secretary and 23 other members.

The president of the Council of State is, at the same time, the head of state and head of government.

The Council of State is accountable for its action to the National Assembly of People's Power, to which it must render accounts of all its activities.

The National Assembly of People's Power is invested with the following powers:
a) deciding on reforms to the Constitution according to that established in Article 137;
b) approving, modifying and annulling laws after consulting with the people when it is considered necessary in view of the nature of the law in question;
c) deciding on the constitutionality of laws, decree-laws, decrees and all other general provisions;
d) revoking in total or in part the decree-laws issued by the Council of State;
e) discussing and approving the national plans for economic and social development;
f) discussing and approving the state budget;
g) approving the principles of the system for planning and the management of the national economy;
h) approving the monetary and credit system;
i) approving the general outlines of foreign and domestic policy;
j) declaring a state of war in the event of military aggression and approving peace treaties;
k) establishing and modifying the political-administrative division of the country pursuant to that established in Article 102;
l) electing the president, vice president and secretary of the National Assembly;
m) electing the president, the first vice president, the vice presidents, the secretary, and the other members of the Council of State;
n) approving, at the initiative of the president of the Council of State, the first vice president, the vice presidents and the other members of the Council of Ministers;
o) electing the president, vice presidents and other judges of the People's Supreme Court;
p) electing the attorney general and the deputy attorney generals of the Republic;
q) appointing permanent and temporary commissions;
r) revoking the election or appointment of those persons elected or appointed by it;
s) exercising the highest supervision over state and government bodies;
t) keeping informed and evaluating and adopting pertinent decisions on the reports on the rendering of accounts submitted by the Council of State, the Council of Ministers, the People's Supreme Court, the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic and the Provincial Assemblies of People's Power.
u) revoking those provisions or decree-laws of the Council of State and the decrees or resolutions of the Council of Ministers which are contrary to the Constitution or the law;
v) revoking or modifying those resolutions or provisions of the local bodies of People's Power which encroach on the Constitution, the laws, the decree-laws, the decrees and other provisions issued by a higher body, or those which are detrimental to the interests of other localities or the general interests of the nation;
w) granting amnesty;
x) calling for the holding of a referendum in those cases provided by the Constitution and others which the Assembly considers pertinent;
y) establishing its ruler and regulations;
z) all other powers invested by this Constitution.
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