The country is governed according to a 1978 constitution. The chief
government official is a prime minister, who is chosen by and must
have the confidence of the nation's popularly elected 38-member
The British sovereign is the nominal head of state and is represented
by a governor-general. The British monarch, represented by a Governor
General, is the head of state, but real power is held by the prime
minister, who presides over a cabinet of 14 other ministers.
The legislature is unicameral and elected every four years.