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Solomon Islands System of Government Information
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GOVERNMENT OF SOLOMON ISLANDS
(i) Executive Branch:
Head of State: British monarch represented by Governor General; the monarch is hereditary; Governor General appointed by the monarch on the advice of Parliament for up to five years.
Head of Government: - Prime Minister; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of a majority coalition is usually elected Prime Minister by Parliament; Deputy Prime Minister appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister from among the members of Parliament.
Cabinet: appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister from among the members of Parliament.
(ii) Legislative Branch:
Parliament: Unicameral National Parliament - 50 seats; members elected from single member constituencies by popular vote to serve four-year terms.
(iii) Judicial Branch:
Court of Appeal; High Court; Magistrates Courts; Local Courts; Customary Land Appeal Court
(See Court System for a full overview)