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Greece Administration


Form prescribed in 1975 constitution and 1986 amendments on executive power. Divided into executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Main executive body is Cabinet, chosen by prime minister; cabinet reflects policy of Assembly, which can dismiss it with no-confidence vote. President has limited, mostly ceremonial powers.
Legislature is unicameral Assembly of 300 members serving four-year terms; Cabinet has strong role in introducing legislation. Judiciary is independent, divided into criminal, civil, and administrative courts; judges appointed by presidential decree on advice of Judicial Council.

Fifty-one provinces are basic element of subnational government. Local governments are 359 municipalities (over 10,000 population) and 5,600 communes (5,000 to 10,000 population). Monastic center of Mt. Athos has status as autonomous region outside regular structure.




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