The Constitution

A Written Constitution

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Pointer Page 1 Preamble
Pointer Page 2 The People
Pointer Page 3 The Commonwealth
Pointer Page 4 The Legislature (Sections 1, 2, & 3)
Pointer Page 5 The Legislature (Sections 4, 5, 6 & 7)
Pointer Page 6 The Executive
Pointer Page 7 The President (Sections 1 & 2)
Pointer Page 8 The President (Sections 3, 4 & 5)
Pointer Page 9 The The Judiciary

The President
Section 3. Payment

1. The President shall receive such rewards and allowances as may be determined by law. The rewards and allowances of the President shall not be reduced during her or his term of office.

Section 4. Powers.

1. The President shall, on the nomination of the House of Representatives, appoint the Prime Minister. The President shall, on the nomination of the Prime Minister, appoint all other ministers of state. The President shall, on the advice of the Prime Minister, accept the resignation or terminate the appointment of any minister of state.

2. The President may at any time after consultation with the Cabinet convene a meeting of either or both of the Chambers of Parliament.

3. Every Bill passed or deemed to have been passed by both Chambers of Parliament shall require the signature of the President for its enactment into law.

4. The President shall be supreme commander of the national armed forces. All commissioned officers of the Armed Forces shall hold their commissions from the President.

5. The President shall have the right to pardon and the power to commute or remit punishment imposed by any court exercising criminal jurisdiction.

6. The President may, after consultation with the Cabinet, send a message or address the Chambers of Parliament on any matter of national or public importance.

7. The President may, after consultation with the Cabinet, address a message to the people at any time on any such matter.

8. The President shall not be answerable to either Chamber of Parliament or to any court for the exercise and performance of the powers and functions of his or her office or for any act done or purporting to be done by her or him in the exercise and performance of these powers and functions except by impeachment.

9. The powers and functions conferred on the President by this Constitution shall be exercisable and performable by her or him only on the advice of the Government, save where it is provided otherwise by this Constitution.

Section 5. Absence or Incapacity.

1. In the event of the absence of the President, or his or her temporary incapacity, or her or his permanent incapacity established as provided in this Constitution, or in the event of his death, resignation, removal from office, or failure to exercise and perform the powers and functions of office or any of them, or at any time at which the office of President may be vacant, the powers and functions conferred on the President by or under this Constitution shall be exercised and performed by a Commission constituted as provided in this Constitution.

2. The Commission shall consist of the Chief Justice, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Speaker of the Senate.

3. The President of the High Court shall act as a member of the Commission in the place of the Chief Justice on any occasion on which the office of Chief Justice is vacant or on which the Chief Justice is unable to act.

4. The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives shall act as a member of the Commission in the place of the Speaker of the House of Representatives on any occasion on which the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives is vacant or on which the said Speaker is unable to act.

5. The Deputy Speaker of the Senate shall act as a member of the Commission in the place of the Speaker of the Senate on any occasion on which the office of Speaker of the Senate is vacant or on which the said Speaker is unable to act.

6. The Commission may act by any two of their number and may act notwithstanding a vacancy in their membership.

7. The Cabinet may by a majority of its members make such provision as to them may seem meet for the exercise and performance of the powers and functions conferred on the President by or under this Constitution in any contingency which is not provided for by the foregoing provisions of this section.

8. The provisions of this Constitution which relate to the exercise and performance by the President of the powers and functions conferred on her or him by or under this Constitution shall subject to the subsequent provisions of this section apply to the exercise and performance of the said powers and functions under this section.

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