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Marshall Islands System of Government Information
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GOVERNMENT OF MARSHALL ISLANDS
(i) Executive Branch:
Head of State & Head of Government: The President - president elected by Parliament from among its own members for a four-year term.
Cabinet: selected by the President from among the members of Parliament;
(ii) Legislative Branch:
Parliament: Unicameral Parliament or Nitijela - 33 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms.
Council of Chiefs: is a 12-member body that advises on matters affecting customary law and practice.
(iii) Judicial Branch:
Supreme Court; High Court; District Court; Community Courts; Traditional Courts
(See Court System for a full overview)