Yemen Constitutional Drafting: Executive Formation (2)

This memorandum provides an overview of options for the formation of the executive branch of the government. In presidential systems, the executive branch is comprised of the president, normally a vice president, and ministers. The following memorandum will not be concerned with the election of a president (or a joint ticket of president and vice president). Rather the focus will be on procedures for the appointment of ministers (and where applicable a vice president). The memorandum will also not consider in any further detail mechanisms and procedures related to impeachment of the president/vice president or presidential powers to dissolve the legislature.

The memorandum first outlines options for executive formation and then notes different special measures in relation to various mechanisms of executive formation.


August 2014