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Under the 1959 constitution, legislation is the duty of the unicameral Chamber of Deputies, whose 163 members are elected by universal adult suffrage for 5 years. All seats except 19 (which are reserved for opposition parties under a system of proportional representation) are elected under a simple majority system. The President, who is also elected by universal suffrage for a 5-year term, is Head of State and appoints a Prime Minister and Council of Ministers who apply executive power under his leadership.

There are also various advisory bodies including:

The State Council
The Social and Economic Council
The Constitutional Council
The Higher Islamic Council
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