The government follows the Constitution of Eastern Sahara, which establishes the organization of the government and sets out the principles and rules of the state's conduct along with its responsibilities towards its citizens. The constitution also establishes the rights and responsibilities of the latter while setting the guidelines for the delegation and exercise of sovereignty that belongs to the East Saharan people.
|President||Ahmed Shafik||Janaury 2012|
|Vice President||Kamal Gonzouri||January 2012|
The conutry has a unicarmel government, and the Legislative branch comprises of the Peoples Assembly of Eastern Sahara, the assembley consists of 450 appointet members who represent the government, and oppostition from other political parties.
Eastern Sahara is divided into 44 governorates, each has its own elected governor, and council. The elected governor is the head of the council. Each governor is in power for a four-year term, and can be re-elected 5 times.
Political Parties and Elections
According to the East Saharan Constitution, political parties are allowed to exist. Religious political parties are not allowed as it would not respect the principle of non-interference of religion in politics and that religion has to remain in the private sphere to respect all beliefs. Also forbidden are political parties supporting militia formations or having an agenda that is contradictory to the constitution and its principles, or threatening the country's stability such as national unity between Muslim and Christians.